James “Jimmy” Spencer

Deputy Acting Director

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