IACUC Information

The composition of the UAF Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) meets the requirements of both the USDA and OLAW, the primary federal agencies that regulate and oversee the use of live vertebrates for research, teaching, and testing.  IACUC members are typically appointed to three-year renewable terms.   

IACUC Members

Most of the members of the UAF IACUC hold faculty positions in units that regularly conduct research, teaching, and testing activities using live vertebrates.  The committee also includes at least one community representative and the UAF Attending Veterinarian. The following is a list of the current IACUC members and their affiliations:

Andres Lopez, IACUC Chair, College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, University of Alaska Museum of the North

John Blake, Attending Veterinarian and Director, Animal Resources Center

Carolyn Bergstrom, scientist - UAS School of Arts and Sciences, Marine Biology

Kathy Chapados, non-scientist, unaffiliated member

Shawn Crimmins, scientist - Institute of Arctic Biology, Alaska Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit

Kristen Gorman, scientist - College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences

Lara Horstmann, scientist - College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, Institute of Marine Science

Anshul Pandya, scientist - College of Rural and Community Development

Carla Willetto, (alternate member) Associate Veterinarian, Animal Resources Center

Administrative Procedures

The UAF IACUC, Animal Care Program, and Animal Facility Occupational Health and Safety Program procedures are set forth in UAF's Assurance of Compliance with Public Health Service Policy on the Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals on file with the Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW). These procedures are formulated by the Office of Research Integrity (ORI) and approved by the Institutional Official, IACUC, and OLAW.  A current copy of UAF's Assurance is available for review from ORI.