Russell Griggs earned his B.A. from Middlebury College (Middlebury, VT) in 2010 with a major in molecular biology and biochemistry. He earned an M.S. in earth sciences from Montana State University (Bozeman, MT) in 2013 with a focus on low-temperature geochemistry and subglacial microbial processes. He has worked for Nelson Labs Bozeman for 8 years. His current role is Principle Investigator II. His main focus is on conducting clinical and in vitro testing of topical antiseptics.