Jeff Spencer

Jeff Spencer is an Associate Program Officer for the Helmsley Charitable Trust’s Type 1 Diabetes Program. He helps to oversee the grant portfolio that focuses on supporting preventative interventions for type 1 diabetes.

Prior to joining Helmsley, Jeff was a research scientist at NYU Langone Health, where he focused on synthetic and systems biology. He also conducted research at the University of Houston where he worked on developing gene editing technologies.

Jeff earned a Ph.D. in Cell and Molecular Biology and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Houston.