Research Support Programs

The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee

The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) is responsible for reviewing protocols for research involving animal subjects. The IACUC must approve all research and educational use of live, vertebrate animals.

Current members of the IACUC:

Dr. Jeff Thompson, IACUC Chair, Professor of Biology

Dr. Cynthia Crawford, Ex-Officio IACUC Member, Interim Associate Provsot for Research/Professor of Psychology

Dr. David Wolf, IACUC Member/Veterinarian, Loma Linda University

Mrs. Cindy Chrisler, IACUC Member/Animal Care Technician, Department of Biology

Ms. Alexis Solis, Animal Care Technician, Department of Psychology

Dr. Sanders McDougall, IACUC Member, Professor of Psychology

Dr. Tomasz Owerkowicz, IACUC Member, Assistant Professor of Biology

Dr. Dionisio Amodeo, IACUC Member, Assistant Professor of Psychology

Mr. Bob Tiberi, IACUC Community Member

Mr. Michael Gillespie, IACUC Member, Research Compliance Officer

To submit a protocol for use of animals, complete the application available below and email to both Jeff Thompson ( and Michael Gillespie (

Application to Use Animals for Research or Teaching

Microsoft Word
Adobe Acrobat PDF
IACUC Application
IACUC Surgical Form
IACUC Renewal Form
IACUC Amendment Form
Guidelines for Avian and Reptile Embryos Use

Link to Animal Care training site (CITI)

Links to Policies, Laws, and Regulations: