Michael Marsico studied Biology and received his Bachelors of Science from the University of New Haven followed by a Masters of Science in Biohazardous Threat Agents and Emerging Infectious Diseases at Georgetown University. Currently, he serves as a Specialist in Biosafety and Biosecurity under the Public Health Preparedness and Response Program at the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) based in Silver Spring, Maryland. Michael is responsible for serving as subject matter expert to assist public health laboratories with strengthening biosafety and biosecurity capacity; this encompasses developing tools and providing guidance including biosafety training to public health laboratories, and developing a community of practice for public health biosafety professionals. In addition, he is the current APHL staff liaison for the APHL Biosafety and Biosecurity Committee; assisting state and local governmental laboratories and federal partners such as CDC with strengthening biosafety and biosecurity programs. He also serves as the APHL staff liaison for the Laboratory Biosafety and Biosecurity Partners Forum including federal partners and other stakeholders engaged in evaluating and improving clinical laboratory biosafety and biosecurity practices in the United States. He is actively involved in biosafety associations as a member of the American Biological Safety Association, American Society for Microbiology and European Biosafety Association.