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Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee


The IACUC is the self-regulation committee that oversees the animal care programs at Minot State University. The committee performs semiannual program evaluations and facility inspections of animal care programs. In addition the IACUC advises the Institutional Official of the status of Minot State University’s compliance with federal policy and laws, establishes plans and schedules for correcting deficiencies necessary either to maintain or achieve compliance, and makes recommendations to the IO regarding any aspect of Minot State University’s animal program, facilities, or personnel training. The IACUC reports to the Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW) on an annual basis as to the status and compliance of the animal care program at MSU.

The IACUC reviews and approves animal use protocols and reviews any concerns involving the care and use of animals at MSU and has the authority to suspend any activity that does not comply with policy and laws.

Alexandra Deufel, PhD (scientist) - Chair
Members: William Harbort, MFA (non-scientist)
Christopher Keller, PhD (scientist)
Ron Martin, BA Music (non-affiliated member)
Shkelzen Shabani, PhD (scientist)
Heidi Super, PhD (scientist)
Ron Thunshelle, DVM (veterinarian)

Animal Welfare Assurance Approval [pdf]

Related Site:
Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Research Subjects (IRB)