Animal Use Committee - IACUC

The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) is responsible for the use of vertebrate animals or animal tissues obtained from non-commercial sources in research projects at Florida Tech.

Listed below are the Florida Tech Policies on the Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, the Animal Use Application Form, and a link to NIH's site regarding Laboratory Animal Welfare.

To obtain IACUC approval, the principal investigator should complete the application form and submit it to the Chairperson of the IACUC at least four (4) weeks prior to the use of material or prior to the submission of the proposal.

The printed version of the Animal Use Approval Form can also be obtained from the Chairperson of the IACUC, who can also furnish any additional information, if needed. The current Chairperson of the IACUC is Michael Grace, Ph.D., College of Science, Biological Sciences Department (321-674-8194 or

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Dr. Michael Grace
Biological Sciences
(321) 674-8194
Dr. Deb Anderson
Veterinarian/Brevard Zoo
(321) 254-9453 ext. 50
Dr. Stephen Joiner
Veterinarian/Animal Medical Clinic
(321) 727-2421
Dr. Jonathan Shenker
Biological Sciences
(321) 674-8145
Ms. Michelle Smurl
Curator of Animals/Brevard Zoo
(321) 254-9453 ext. 17
Dr. Jane Tolbert
(321) 674-7491
Mr. John Politano
Assistant Vice President for Research
Office of Sponsored Programs
(321) 674-7239