Dylan began as a grant advisor with SME in 2021 and joined the Grants department full-time in 2022. He has contributed to grant submissions in stroke, heart disease, infectious disease, artificial intelligence, and disease diagnostics. Dylan has over 10 years of scientific research experience, completing his PhD in Microbiology at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities and his postdoc in Immunology at Michigan State University. He brings this knowledge of host-microbial interactions to the SME team, along with extensive experience writing scientific manuscripts and grant applications. As a Grant Manager, Dylan uses his familiarity with the scientific process and experience as a writer to help clients present clear, well-crafted arguments that appeal to grant reviewers.