Owner/Sole Proprietor

Dr. Michael J. Spence, Forensic DNA Consultant

Director of Administration

Mrs. Renee Thurm


Contact Us


Please note that the most effective way to contact Spence Forensic Resources is via e-mail:

In the event that you wish to have an up-to-date copy of Dr. Spence’s Curriculum Vitae, please send a request to the e-mail addresses listed above. All phone contact should go through the number: 

(575) 640-9302. 



Dr. Spence is a native of New Mexico. He received his Bachelors of Science and Masters of Science degrees from the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) in 1983 and 1985, respectively. In 1990, he earned his Doctorate in Molecular Biology from New Mexico State University. Dr. Spence continued as a Postdoctoral Research Assistant at the University of Vermont, Department of Molecular Genetics. He then moved on to work as a Research Assistant at the V.A. Medical Center in Boise, Idaho. During his work in Boise, Dr. Spence secured funding for a five-year independent research project focusing on an anti-cancer cytokine.

In May 2003, after over 20 years of research and 14 publications in scientific journals, Dr. Spence began his efforts as a Forensic Biologist with the Indiana State Police - Evansville Laboratory. Over the course of the next four years, he completed forensic biology/DNA examinations corresponding to over 100 criminal cases.

On February 25, 2008, Dr. Spence launched Spence Forensic Resources (SFR) in Las Cruces, New Mexico.