Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)

All activities involving animals must be conducted in accordance with humane and ethical principles established through federal laws, regulations, and guidelines.  Tuskegee University has an Animal Welfare Assurance Number on file from the Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW), and, therefore, follows the Public Health Service (PHS) Policy on the Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals. The IACUC is the primary authority on campus for all matters to animal care and use.  The IACUC requires the Attending Veterinarian, who serves as a member on the committee, to enforce policies established by the committee for animal care and use.

Members College/Department Telephone Number
Marcia Martinez, Chair College of Arts and Sciences 334-727-8064
Nar Gurung College of Agriculture, Environment, and Nutrition Sciences 334-727-8457
Thomas Graham, Attending Veterinarian College of Veterinary Medicine  334-724-4273
John Heath College of Veterinary Medicine  334-724-4643
Karen Copage College of Veterinary Medicine  334-724-4124
Janette Bartlett College of Agriculture, Environment, and Nutrition Sciences  334-727-8266
Wilbert Anderson Safety Officer 334-727-8757
William Christian Non-Affiliated Member 334-727-2383

*Ex-Officio- Felecia Moss Grant- Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

*The Animal Care & Use Committee regular scheduled meeting date is the last Friday of each month except December. All protocol forms must be submitted a minimum of 10 working days prior to the committee's regular scheduled meeting,

Please submitt all protocol forms to Mrs. Montheletha Mitchell, 334-727-8234, Williams-Bowie Hall, Comparative Medicine Resource Center and a copy must be emailed to       

2018 Meeting Dates:

January 26, 2018
February 23, 2018
March 30, 2018
April 27, 2018
May 25, 2018
June 29, 2018
July 27, 2018
August 31, 2018
September 28, 2018
October 26, 2018
November 30, 2018

Helpful Information

Application (fillable)