Mark Hurt

Principal Field Application Scientist

Mark is a native Virginian who grew up on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay in the Northern Neck. He received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia, where he studied Biology with a minor in Chemistry. Mark quickly found his way to positions in research labs focusing on the impact of retroviral infection on human health at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He then moved on to join Affymetrix, Inc. in a product development role, where he later transitioned to the role of Field Application Scientist (FAS) supporting Affymetrix’ revolutionary global gene expression microarray technology, and the die was cast. Since then, Mark has held FAS positions in a number of innovative genomics-focused organizations, including NuGEN Technologies, and Fluidigm--picking up a master’s in business administration along the way--before joining BioSkryb Genomics to lead the Application Sciences group in 2021.

In his spare time, Mark enjoys time with family and pets, playing guitar, and reading.