Scott joined the Sontag Innovation Fund from the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) Foundation for Research Development where he served as a Sr. Director of Innovation Support & Commercialization. In this role, he evaluated MUSC inventions for commercial potential, managed protection of intellectual property (IP), marketed technologies to prospective licensees, negotiated IP agreements, and assisted faculty in commercializing inventions. Prior to this role, Scott served as a Licensing Associate at Oklahoma State University from 2014 through 2016, where he was responsible for the IP management, marketing, technology development and licensing of life science technologies. Scott also previously served as a Licensing Assistant at The University of Texas at Austin, where he assisted Licensing Officers in evaluating and commercializing biomedical technologies. Scott is a Registered Patent Agent and holds a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from The University of Texas at Austin. His dissertation work focused on utilizing multiple genetic manipulation strategies to uncover the molecular basis for ethanol action on the large conductance potassium (BK) channel.