Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)

The Lankenau Institute for Medical Research 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. Research may not begin until the study protocol has been reviewed and approved by the IACUC.

There are many sites that contain valuable information about conducting animal research. Below are links that will connect you with additional information to help guide you in the conduct of your research.

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, DVM, Consulting Veterinarian
  • Jack Medendorp, MS, BSN, RN, CIP, Director, Office of Research Protections (Voting Member)
  • Lauren Merlo, PhD, Research Asst. Professor
  • Bence Patocskai, PhD, Research Professor
  • Fetweh Al-Saleem, DVM, PhD, Research Asst. Professor
  • Bridgett Scott (non-affiliated)
  • Anthony Ashton, PhD, Adjunct Professor (Alternate Member)

2023 LIMR IACUC Meeting Dates and Submission Deadlines

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

Meeting Dates Submission Deadlines
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