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 2019

  • 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 in the LIMR Conference Room G32 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 20, 2020 January 8, 2020 December 31, 2019
February 17, 2020 February 5, 2020 January 28, 2020
March 16, 2020 March 4, 2020 February 25, 2020
April 20, 2020 April 4, 2020 March 27, 2020
May 11, 2020 April 29, 2020 April 21, 2020
June 15, 2020 June 3, 2020 May 26, 2020
July 20, 2020 July 8, 2020 June 30, 2020
August 17, 2020 August 5, 2020 July 28, 2020
September 21, 2020 September 9, 2020 September 1, 2020
October 19, 2020 October 7, 2020 September 29, 2020
November 16, 2020 November 4, 2020 October 27, 2020
December 14, 2020 December 2, 2020 November 24, 2020

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