Jessica McCormick-Ell, Ph.D., CBSP, RBP, NRCM (SM)
Dr. Jessica McCormick-Ell is the University Biosafety Officer in the Department of Health and Safety at Rutgers University. In this role, she is the Responsible Official for the Select Agent Program and the Manager for Biosafety for Rutgers University. Jessica is also an active member of the Institutional Biosafety Committee, and the administrator for this committee at the University. She has been a biosafety officer since 2010, a biosafety manager since 2014. Prior to her career in biosafety, Jessica earned a bachelor degree in microbiology from Ohio Wesleyan University and a Ph.D. in microbiology and molecular genetics from Rutgers University in 2010. Jessica has research experience with infectious disease, environmental microbiology and toxicology. Jessica received her RBP credential in 2010, and passed the Specialist Microbiology exam in 2015, earning the ASM NRCM credential and as well as the CBSP. In addition to biosafety, Jessica is an adjunct professor at Montclair State University, and enjoys teaching microbiology, microbiology related policy and responsible conduct of research to undergraduate and graduate students.