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Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee

The federal government and University policy require that the care and use of all vertebrate laboratory animals be monitored by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC). IACUC review and approval is required when animals are used in any research studies and instructional programs. Copies of guidelines and forms may be obtained from the IACUC Chair or from the Office of Research Compliance.

Committee Members

  • Martha Verghese, Ph.D., Professor, Scientist (Chair)
  • Zach Knight, Dvm, Veterinarian, Veterinarian
  • Lawana Adcock, Phd, Adjunct Faculty (UAH), Non Affiliated
  • Joshua Herring, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Scientist
  • Marcus Harper, M.S., Grants Admn., Non-Scientist
  • Berneece Herbert, Phd, Assistant Professor, Non-Scientist
  • L.A. Shackelford, M.S., Research Associate, Scientist
  • William Stone, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Scientist
  • Abdelrahim Gamal, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Scientist
  • Lloyd Walker Ph.D., Professor, Scientist
  • Judith Boateng, Phd, Assistant Professor, Scientist

For more information please contact the IACUC Chair:
Dr. Martha Verghese
Phone: 256-372-4175
Fax: 256-372-5432

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