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Animal Users Advisory Committee

Yung Chang, Life Sciences and Biodesign

The role of the Animal Users Advisory Committee (AUAC) is to enhance communication between the investigators and the three branches of the ASU Animal Use Program -- the Department of Animal Care and Technologies (DACT), the University Veterinarian, and the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC). The committee will advise the senior vice president for the Office of Knowledge Enterprise Development (OKED). The mission of AUAC is to help develop an animal use program that effectively and efficiently provides client services to the investigators and thus maximizes research potential. The committee is appointed by and responsible to the associate vice president for Knowledge Enterprise Development who serves as the institutional official.

  • Stephen Helms Tillery, Biological and Health Systems Engineering
  • Bertram Jacobs, Life Sciences and Biodesign
  • Jason Newbern, Life Sciences
  • Pierce Hutton, Life Sciences (graduate student)


  • Karen Kibler, Biodesign
  • Dale DeNardo, Knowledge Enterprise Development, Animal Care Program Director, and Attending Veterinarian

Ex officio:

  • Tamara Deuser, Associate Vice President for Research, Knowledge Enterprise Development (institutional official)
  • Debra Murphy, Director of Operations, Knowledge Enterprise Development