The Lankenau Institute for Medical Research (LIMR) has established an Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) that oversees the institution's animal program, facilities, and procedures. Federal and accreditation requirements along with internal policy require IACUC review prior to conducting research that involves animals. It is the responsibility of the Principal Investigator (PI) to submit the proposed research to the IACUC for approval before the research has begun. You may not start your research until your protocol has been reviewed and approved by the IACUC.

Membership roster

The IACUC Is qualified through the experience and expertise of its members to oversee the institution’s animal program, facilities, and procedures.

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee Membership Fiscal Year 2021

  • Jill Acker (non-affiliated)
  • John Wellenbach, Business Manager (non-scientist)
  • Matt Finley, PhD, MBA Chair, Director, Research Administration
  • Laura Mandik-Nayak, PhD, Associate Professor (Scientist) 
  • Jose DiDiego, M.D, Research Associate Professor (Scientist)
  • Anthony Ashton, PhD, Adjunct Professor
  • Judith Daviau, D.V. M.,  Consulting Veterinarian
  • Derek Bowden, MA,  Director, Office of Research Protections (Non-Voting Member)
  • John Laughlin, LAT Research Annex Supervisor   (Not-Voting Member) 
  • Sasha Burashnikov, PhD,Associate Professor (Scientist, Alternate Member)

Meeting dates and deadlines

Note that all meetings will be held via Zoom at 2:00 pm.

*Please note that the dates in bold do not fall on the third Monday of the month due to holidays.

Meeting dates Submission deadline Pre-review deadline
January 18, 2021  January 6, 2021  December 29, 2019
February 15, 2021  February 3, 2021  January 26, 2021 
March 15, 2021  March 3, 2021  February 23, 2021 
April 19, 2021  April 7, 2021  March 20, 2021 
May 101, 2021 April 28, 2021  April 20, 2021 
June 21, 2021  June 9, 2021  June 1, 2021 
July 19, 2021  July 7, 2021  June 29, 2021 
August 16, 2021  August 4, 2021  July 27, 2021 
September 20, 2021  September 8, 2021  August 31, 2021 
October 18, 2021  October 6, 2021  September 298, 2021 
November 15, 2021  November 3, 2021  October 26, 2021 
December 13, 2021 December 1, 2021  November 23, 2021