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Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee

Karen Kibler, Biodesign

The committee is directly responsible for oversight of all animal programs, facilities, and procedures. The committee assures the humane care and use of animals in accordance with all pertinent laws and regulations by reviewing proposals for all university activities involving animals (prior to the initiation of teaching and research activity). The committee is appointed by and is responsible to the associate vice president of the Office of Knowledge Enterprise Development (OKED), who serves as the institutional official.

  • Dale DeNardo, Animal Care Program and Life Sciences (attending veterinarian)
  • Carol Johnston, Nutrition and Health Promotion
  • Federico Sanabria, Psychology
  • Tol Chesko (community member)
  • Karen Sweazea, Nutrition and Health Promotion
  • Sarah Stabenfeldt, Biological and Health Systems Engineering
  • Brent Vernon, Biological and Health Systems Engineering
  • Dick George (community member)
  • Seth Nydam, Animal Care Technologies
  • Tsafrir Leket-Mor, Life Sciences and Biodesign


  • Rayna Gonzales, University of Arizona College of Medicine
  • Clive Wynne, Psychology
  • Yung Chang, Biodesign and Life Sciences
  • Pierre Deviche, Life Sciences
  • Jeffrey Kleim, Biological and Health Systems Engineering

Affiliated Participants:

  • Donna Pearcy, Risk and Emergency Management
  • David Gillum, Environmental Health and Safety
  • Irene Mendoza, Environmental Health and Safety
  • Debra Murphy, Knowledge Enterprise Development Operations
  • Benjamin Mitsuda, General Counsel
  • Chantelle Shalley, Office of Research Integrity & Assurance
  • Helen Sandrolini, ASU Health Services

Ex officio:

  • Tamara Deuser, Associate Vice President, Knowledge Enterprise Development