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
  • Jack Medendorp, MS, BSN, RN, CIP, 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 17, 2021 May 5, 2021 April 27, 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