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Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee

Purpose or Function: All activities involving research, teaching and testing utilizing vertebrate animals come under the purview of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee. The committee has the primary responsibility for maintaining standards of research involving the humane care and use of animals in research and teaching and to ensure compliance with guidelines and regulations.

Membership: Members are appointed by the Vice President for Research and Innovation for four-year terms. Membership must include a veterinarian, a community representative, a non-scientific representative from the University, and a minimum of two scientific representatives from the University. Scientific members should have experience with and/or knowledge of animal research or teaching and applicable guidelines.

Chair: Elected for a two-year term by the Committee.

Responsible University Official: Vice President for Research and Innovation

Name

Membership

Term

Felix, Omoruyi (Chair)

Scientific Representative; Nutritional Biochemistry

2018 - 2021

Scarpa, John (Vice-Chair)

Scientific Representative; Mariculture/Aquaculture of Bivalves; Crustaceans; Microalgal/Biomedical Species; Oyster Restoration/Stock Enhancement

2016 - 2021

Sparks, Jean

Scientific Representative; Molecular Biology

2018 - 2021

Hight, Alexa

Non- scientific Representative; Scholarly Communication Librarian

2019 - 2022

Curtis, Judd

Scientific Representative; Marine Biology

2018 - 2021

Silva, Paul

Scientific Representative; Mariculture; Marine Biology; habitat restoration

2018 - 2021

Coons, Roy

Scientific Representative; Safety; Occupational Health; Industry Hygiene; Environmental Regulations

2018 – 2021

Gibson, Kesley

Scientific Representative; Marine Biology; Ecology of Marine Fishes; Marine Conservation Ecology; Marine Fisheries

2018 - 2021

Gonzales, Cecelia

Non- scientific Representative; Business Administration Community

2018 - 2021

Yaw, Taylor

Scientific Representative; Veterinarian

2020 – 2023

Chapa, Agelica

Scientific Representative; Animal Science; Ruminant Nutrition; Nutritional Physiology 2019 – 2022

Costa, Michelle

Non- scientific Representative; Business Marketing Community 2020 – 2023

Galvan, Nathan

Scientific Representative; Safety; Occupational Health; Industry Hygiene; Environmental Regulations 2019 – 2022

Garcia, Michael

Scientific Representative; Safety; Occupational Health; Industry Hygiene; Environmental Regulations 2020 – 2023

Lloyd, Larry

Scientific Representative; Dive Safety Officer; Marine Biology; Field Data Collection 2019 – 2022

Sassine, Charles

Scientific Representative; Wildlife Conservation; Field Research; Threatened/Endangered Wildlife 2018 – 2021

Seemann, Frauke

Scientific Representative; Acquatic Environments; Marine Biology; Zoology; Ecology; Environmental Pathobiology; Immunotoxicity 2019 – 2022

Underbrink, Jerry

Scientific Representative; Veterinarian 2019 – 2022

Ussery, Sara

Scientific Representative; Safety; Occupational Health; Industry Hygiene; Environmental Regulations 2019 – 2022
Last Updated: 09/14/2020