Animals: Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)

The IACUC is a federally-mandated university committee responsible for maintaining a quality program of animal care in a research and teaching environment. Faculty, staff, veterinarians and members of the community serve on the IACUC.

Before beginning a research or teaching activity with animals, the IACUC must review and approve activities that involve nonhuman vertebrate animals, regardless of funding, which take place on Appalachian's campus or are undertaken by Appalachian faculty, staff or students. The IACUC reviews activities with nonhuman vertebrate animals to ensure compliance with the Animal Welfare Act, the Public Health Service Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals and our Animal Welfare Assurance. 

There have been changes to our Occupational Health and Safety program. Please click on the IACUC Policies & Guidelines link to the left.

Regulatory Information
Appalachian Assurance Number: A4078-01
Approval Current Until: September 30, 2017
Appalachian USDA License and Registration Number: 55-R-0124
Registration Current Until: August 27, 2018

IACUC Contact Information


Director of Research Protections
Robin Tyndall

Assistant Director of Research Protections
Monica Molina

Assistant Director of IACUC and IBC Programs
Shante' Mathes

Compliance Coordinator
Dennis Gabriels

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