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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, Commercialization and Outreach 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, Commercialization, and Outreach



Term, if applicable

Sparks, Jean (Chair)

Scientific Representative from the University; Molecular Biology

Aug - 2019

Omoruyi, Felix

Scientific Representative from the University; Nutritional Biochemistry

Aug - 2019

Philip, Jose

Laboratory Coordinator

Aug - 2021

Anderson, Jennifer

Non-scientific Representative from the University; Communication; Library Science

Aug - 2021

Scarpa, John

Scientific Representative from the University; Mariculture/Aquaculture of bivalves, crustaceans, microalgae and biomedical species (e.g., tunicates); oyster restoration and stock enhancement

Aug - 2021

Tristan, Tim


Aug - 2021

Last Updated: 04/09/2018