Cassidy is the Director of Communications & Marketing at the Center for Microbiome Innovation and has collaborated on the Microsetta Initiative since late 2020. While he’s nominally in a marketing position, his 20+ years of experience in both technology and marketing roles allow him to bridge the gap between the software and user engagement sides of the project. He hopes that his work on the project will empower more citizen scientists to contribute to microbiome research.

In his free time, Cassidy enjoys listening to metal, reading science fiction, and the repetitive grind of ARPGs.