Our Team

NSF AuthenTechnologies® provides the highest quality of service for your next generation sequencing needs. Our team acts as a partner with you and your company to provide safe, quality products by giving you:

  • Validated methodology
  • Punctual, accurate results
  • Detailed customer support
  • Highly reliable systems

 

Dr. Jesse D. Miller

Director of NSF International’s Applied Research and NSF AuthenTechnologies®

Dr. Jesse D. Miller has 16 years of experience in microbiology, molecular biology, next generation sequencing, product commercialization and front-end innovation. His academic research foci have been on the bacterial pathogenesis of Streptococcus and coral reef disease, while his primary industrial research focus has been the creation of diagnostics for the food safety and health care markets. During his time in industry, he has led and trained multiple teams on the activities and principles necessary to create meaningful products and services in today’s fast-paced product development world using front-end tools. In his role as Director of NSF International’s Applied Research Center, Dr. Miller works with collaborators to perform, publish and promote valuable, novel scientific research that furthers public health and safety. Dr. Miller has authored numerous publications and over a dozen patents. He holds a Ph.D. in microbiology from the Wayne State University School of Medicine and a B.S. in microbiology from the University of Michigan.

Alison Bayley

Laboratory Manager

Alison Bayley has been a member of the NSF AuthenTechnologies® team for three years. She oversees and directs all laboratory operations for day-to-day testing and research projects, providing a quality of customer relations that is unmatched. Alison is an alumna of the University of California, Berkeley, where she received her Bachelor of Arts in integrative biology. During her time at UC Berkeley, she assisted in genetic research for various species of mosses, liverworts and hornworts. Bayley is an avid runner and she enjoys listening to her favorite comedy podcasts in her spare time.

Steph Clark

Project Manager

Steph Clark plays an active role in business development, laboratory work and data analysis at NSF AuthenTechnologies® and has recently written and spearheaded the new NSF DNA Authenticated program. She is an alumna of Robert Morris University, where she received a Bachelor of Science in biology. During her undergraduate program, Clark participated in research on the microbial content of soil impacted by acid mine drainage and plant-based cleaning products. She previously worked in quality assurance at a manufacturing plant where she gained valuable auditing experience. Clark spends her free time working out, reading, exploring musical genres and watching sports, mainly hockey and rugby.

Darragh Clancy

Geneticist

Darragh Clancy is involved with ongoing research and development, generating new tests and improving methods to expand and refine genetic capabilities at NSF AuthenTechnologies®. She also conducts laboratory work and data analysis with incoming test samples. She received her Master of Science in ecology, evolution and conservation biology at San Francisco State University, with a research focus on the phylogenetics of a globally invasive marine invertebrate. She holds a Bachelor of Science in chemical biology and a Bachelor of Arts in integrative biology from the University of California, Berkeley. In her free time, Clancy enjoys various culinary endeavors, gardening and playing on the internationally competitive club ultimate frisbee team, San Francisco Fury.

Tyler Kim-Hayes

Associate Geneticist

Tyler Kim-Hayes contributes to AuthenTechnologies® laboratory work, development of new testing capabilities and computer automation to increase the efficacy and efficiency of our testing. In his free time, Tyler enjoys hip-hop dancing and fishing at various locations in California. He is an alumnus of Oberlin College, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in biology. During his undergraduate career he focused on computational modeling of population growth and genetic analysis of populations as well as lateral root growth of various plants in response to mechanical stimuli.

Nathan Hall

Associate Geneticist

Nathan Hall works primarily in the NSF AuthenTechnologies® laboratory where he extracts, amplifies and sequences samples in addition to working on research and development projects. He has a Bachelor of Science in biology from the University of North Georgia. As an undergraduate, Hall worked on a variety of projects, most notably a semester abroad on the Turneffe Atoll in Belize studying the declining coral reefs. Previously, he worked for Wonderful Citrus in Delano, CA where he was part of the Post-Harvest division that performed screenings for antibiotic resistance and fungicide formulation in an industrial setting. Hall is an avid mountain biker, hiker and naturalist.