Scott Minnich holds a Ph.D. from Iowa State University and is currently a Professor of Microbiology at the University of Idaho and a Senior Fellow at the Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture. Previously, Dr. Minnich was an Assistant Professor at Tulane University. In addition, he did postdoctoral research with Austin Newton at Princeton University and with Arthur Aronson at Purdue University. Dr. Minnich’s research interests are temperature regulation of Y. enterocolitca gene expression and coordinate reciprocal expression of flagellar and virulence genes. In 2004 Minnich served as part of the United State’s Iraq Survey Group (ISG) tasked with reviewing captured mobile weapons laboratories, and determining what role if any they played in microbial weapons production. Minnich is widely published in technical journals including Journal of Bacteriology, Molecular Microbiology, Journal of Molecular Biology, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Journal of Microbiological Method, Food Technology, and the Journal of Food Protection. Minnich is also a co-author of the textbook Explore Evolution.