Spencer is a 5th year PhD student being advised by Dr. John Kececioglu. He works on various problems in bioinformatics, including cell-signalling pathway analysis and protein secondary structure prediction. He previously received a B.S. in biochemistry with a minor in computer science.
Spencer started working with the ISCB student council in 2017 as a web committee member and has served as co-chair of the committee since 2018.