Animal Care & Use


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The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) conducts animal care facility site visits, evaluates programs of animal care, reviews animal use proposals and ensures through staff development activities that people who work with laboratory animals are appropriately trained.

For general inquiries please contact our staff at

Animal Use Proposal Submissions

All animal use proposals are submitted through Artemis to the Office of Animal Care & Use for review by IACUC.

Important Information for Protocol Review

IACUC Meeting DatesLast Recommended Date for Submission for Full Committee Review
June 15thMarch 1st
July 20thApril 1
August 17thMay 1st
September 21stJune 1st
October 19thJuly 1st

Animal Use CategoryAverage Number of Days to Approval

IACUC Members

Name of Member or CodeDegree/ CredentialPosition TitlePHS Policy Membership Requirements
Gaylen EdwardsDVM, PhDDepartment Head, Physiology & PharmacologyIACUC Chair
1DVM, MS, DACLAMDirector, Office of Animal Care and Use; Attending VeterinarianVeterinarian
2MARetired LibrarianNonscientist, Nonaffiliated
4JDAttorneyNonscientist, Nonaffiliated
5PhDAssociate ProfessorAlternate for 3, 10, 11, 16, 17, 23
6BSDirector EHS Technical ServicesAlternate for 12, 15, 21, 22
7PhDAssistant Research ScientistAlternate for 3, 10, 11, 16, 17, 23
8DVM, MS, DACLAMAsst. Director, University Research Animal ResourcesAlternate for 1 & 24
9BS, LATLab Animal TechAlternate for 12, 15, 21, 22
10DVM, PhDAssociate ProfessorScientist
12AS, RLATLab Animal TechMember
13BS, RLATGResearch Compliance Training CoordinatorAlternate for 12, 15, 21, 22
14DVM, DACLAMVP for Research ComplianceAlternate for 1 & 24
15PhD, CIH, CSPIndustrial Hygiene and Occupational Safety ManagerMember
16PhDAssociate ProfessorScientist
17PhDAssociate ProfessorScientist
18BSIACUC AssociateAlternate for 12, 15, 21, 22
19PhDAssociate ProfessorAlternate for 3, 10, 11, 16, 17, 23
20BS, SM(NRCM)Biosafety ManagerAlternate for 12, 15, 21, 22
21BS, RALATIACUC CoordinatorMember
22MS, RBPBiosafety OfficerMember
24MS, DVM, DACLAMDirector, University Research Animal ResourcesVeterinarian