Texas Tech University

Rebecca Maloney

Section Manager
Biological Safety

Email: rebecca.maloney@ttu.edu

Phone: 806-834-2873

Rebecca Maloney grew up in the Texas panhandle and moved to Lubbock in 2010.  She graduated Cum Laude with her BS in Biology from West Texas A&M in 2006.  While she was a student, she worked in a molecular microbiology laboratory at the USDA-ARS in Bushland.  After completing her bachelors, she took a position at West Texas A&M as microbiology laboratory manager in a dynamic research group.  While working, she completed her MS in Animal Science (2010) with emphasis on microbiology and epidemiology.  Rebecca continued managing the research laboratory until early spring 2015 when she joined the Laboratory Safety Section at EHS. She currently serves as the Biological Safety Manager.

Over the years, Rebecca gained extensive experience shipping hazardous materials domestically and internationally and has completed multiple biosafety training programs including the Biosafety and Biosecurity Training Course in Ft. Collins, Control of Biohazards Course at John Hopkins and the BSL-2 Training through the International Biosafety Training Center at UTMB Galveston.

Rebecca Maloney, Biological Safety Manager

Service Foci

  • Biological Safety Officer (BSO) of Texas Tech
  • Biological safety
  • Hazardous materials shipping
  • Outreach
  • Safety committee coordination
  • Document creation
  • Lab protocol review

Education & Certifications

  • B.S. in Biology, West Texas A&M University, 2006
  • M.S. in Animal Science, West Texas A&M University, 2010
  • Hazardous Materials Operator, SpillMasters
  • Biosafety & Biosecurity Training (BSL3), University of Colorado
  • Control of Biohazards (BSL3), John Hopkins University
  • BSL-2 Training, University of Texas Medical Branch


Texas Tech & Community Involvement

  • Biological Safety Officer, Institutional Biosafety Committee
  • Biological Safety Specialist, Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee
  • Biological Safety Officer, Institutional Laboratory Safety Committee, ex officio
  • Staff Senator 2020-2023