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.
Rebecca Moritz, MS, CBSP, SM
Responsible Official/ Institutional Contact
Dual Use Research