Scott Helton, PhD is a Research Scientist at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in the Dept. of Medicine, Div. of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care with projects studying the pathogenesis of pulmonary hypertension, cystic fibrosis, and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Outside of the laboratory, he enjoys hiking and fishing in the great outdoors. Scott has volunteered and supported the AEC for over 15 years and has served on the Board of Directors since 2018. Amongst his goals at AEC, he seeks to unite the private and business communities to solve environmental and conservation issues facing the great state of Alabama.