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Victor Batres

Environmental Health & Safety Advisor

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Steve Beatty

Manager, IT-Program Development

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Jennifer Blythe

Environmental Health & Safety Specialist

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Stephanie Griffin

Research Health & Safety Manager

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Leon Harris

Environmental Health & Safety Manager

Radiation Safety Officer

Laser Safety Officer

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Mariette Marsh

Senior Director

Interim Director, RLSS

Embryonic Stem Cell Research Oversight Committee
HIPAA Privacy Program
Human Subjects Protection Program
Quality Program
Research Ethics and Quality
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Mariette Marsh

Margretta Murphy

Environmental Health & Safety Manager

Chemical Hygiene Officer

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Ceasar Ramirez

Assistant Biological Safety Officer

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Isaac Roa

Environmental Health & Safety Specialist

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Jeffrey Sandstrom

Assistant Radiation Safety Officer

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Joseph Sauber

Developer, IT Applications

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Sara Schlegel

Administrative Assistant

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Shelby Verhyen

Environmental Health & Safety Specialist

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Richard Wagner

Operations Officer

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Richard Wagner is the Operations Officer for the Research Laboratory & Safety Services (RLSS) Department where he is responsible for managing the RLSS Information Technology (IT) services and workforce. Richard has over 26 years of regulated hazardous material safety experience that spans from his service as a commissioned officer in the US Army Chemical Corps to his work at the University of Arizona’s Radiation Control Office, Office of Radiation Chemical & Biological Safety and the RLSS.  He recieved his Master’s degree in Public Health from the University of Arizona Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health.

James “Jimmy” Spencer

Biological Safety Officer

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Jimmy Spencer is the Biological Safety Officer and Responsible Official for Research Laboratory & Safety Services.  He has over seven years of Biological Safety and Biosecurity experience, and over twelve years of experience working in Biological Safety Level (BSL) 1 – 4 laboratories.  Before coming to the University of Arizona, he worked at the National Biodefense Analysis & Countermeasure Center (NBACC) in Fort Detrick, Maryland where he was a Biosafety/Biosecurity Specialist.  Prior to that, he was a BSL-4 Laboratory Space Manager & Virology/Aerosol Biology Technician. Jimmy received his Bachelors of Science degree in Biology/Pre-Medicine from the University of Charleston, Masters of Science degree in Biomedical Sciences from Hood College, and is currently enrolled as a Doctoral Student in Environmental Health Sciences at the University of Arizona’s Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health