Rebecca Moritz, MS, CBSP, SM | AIChE

Rebecca Moritz, MS, CBSP, SM

Responsible Official/ Institutional Contact
Dual Use Research

Rebecca Moritz is a biosafety and biosecurity expert with a Bachelor of Science in Bacteriology and a Master of Science in Medical Microbiology and Immunology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She serves as the Responsible Official for the University of Wisconsin-Madison Select Agent Program. Moritz is chair of UW-Madison’s Dual Use Research of Concern Subcommittee and serves as the Institutional Contact for Dual Use Research as well as an appointed consultant to the UW-Madison Institutional Biosafety Committee. She is also a lead member of the UW-Madison Biosecurity Task Force, comprised by a diverse body of experts from across campus and responsible for regularly reviewing the research programs and practices of the university’s high consequence research programs. She is a Certified Biosafety Professional with the American Biological Safety Association International (ABSA) and a former ABSA Councilor. Currently, Moritz is a member of multiple committees and co-chair of the Executive Steering Committee for ABSA International’s 2020 Biosecurity Symposium. Additionally, she is a Specialist Microbiologist with the National Registry of Certified Microbiologists. Moritz has conducted research in both private sector and academic laboratories, including in high containment laboratories.