Dr. Scott Sutton earned his Masters and PhD in Microbiology from the University of Rochester (NY). With over 20 years of laboratory leadership experience in the microbiology arena of the pharmaceutical and personal products industries, he consulted through Microbiology Network, Inc. Clients have included startups, generics, established Fortune 500 companies, law firms and investment broker houses. Laboratory management, training, GMP, testing methodologies and microbiology-related project management are areas of special interest. He worked with the USP Microbiology Committee of Experts since 1993, serving as vice-chair  2000-2015. He operated the Pharmaceutical Microbiology Forum  ( and served as a reviewer for several peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Sutton also founded The Microbiology Network ( that continues to provide services to microbiology related user’s groups. This service also supports two Email lists, the first devoted to pharmaceutical microbiology and the second devoted to pharmaceutical stability.


Dr. Sutton passed away suddenly in October 2015.