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 2023

  • John Wellenbach, Business Manager (non-scientist)
  • Matt Finley, PhD, MBA Chair, Director, Research Administration
  • Judith Daviau, D.V. M., Consulting Veterinarian
  • Jack Medendorp, MS, BSN, RN, CIP, Director, Office of Research Protections (Non-Voting Member)
  • Lauren Merlo, Ph.D., Research Asst. Professor
  • Bence Patocskai, Ph.D., Research Professor
  • Fetwah Al Saleem, DVM, Ph.D., Research Asst. Professor
  • Marlena Santomero (non-affiliated)
  • Bridgett Scott (non-affiliated)
  • Anthony Ashton, PhD, Adjunct Professor (Alternate Member)

2022 / 2023 LIMR IACUC Meeting Dates and Submission Deadlines

Time: 2:00 PM
Location: MS Teams (Unless otherwise noted)

Meeting Dates Submission Deadlines
8/15/2022 8/3/2022
9/19/2022 9/7/2022
10/17/2022 10/5/2022
11/14/2022 11/2/2022
12/12/2022 11/30/2022
1/16/2023 1/4/2023
2/20/2023 2/8/2023
3/20/2023 3/8/2023
4/17/2023 4/5/2023
5/15/2023 5/3/2023
6/19/2023 6/7/2023
7/17/2023 7/5/2023
8/21/2023 8/9/2023
9/18/2023 9/6/2023
10/16/2023 10/4/2023
11/20/2023 11/8/2023
12/18/2023 12/6/2023

*Please note that bolded dates do not fall on the 3rd Monday of the month due to holiday schedules.