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 Forms, and a link to NIH's site regarding Laboratory Animal Welfare.

To obtain IACUC approval, the principal investigator should complete the appropriate application form and submit it to the Chairperson of the IACUC.

The current Chairperson of the IACUC is Michael Grace, Ph.D., College of Science, Biological Sciences Department (321-674-8194 or

IACUC Protocol Submission Checklist:

  • ALL project personnel (PIs, staff, students, volunteers) must complete CITI courses on "Working with the IACUC" and project-specific animal modules 
  • Hazardous waste approval, if applicable
  • Animal housing approval, if applicable 
  • Veterinary signature, if applicable

Florida Tech IACUC Forms

Florida Tech IACUC Policies

Florida Tech Related Links

Additional Resources



Dr. Michael Grace
Biological Sciences
(321) 674-8194
Dr. Trevor Zackariah
Veterinarian/Brevard Zoo
(321) 254-9453
Dr. Stephen Joiner
Veterinarian/Animal Medical Clinic
(321) 727-2421
Dr. Jonathan Shenker
Biological Sciences
(321) 674-8145
Ms. Amy Reamue
Conservation Coordinator/Brevard Zoo
(321) 254-9453

Dr. Kunal Mitra                                                                                                     Biomedical Engineering
(321) 674-7131                                                                                    

Mr. John Politano
Assistant Vice President for Research
Office of Sponsored Programs
(321) 674-7239 

Dr. Sherri Emer

Animal Program Compliance Officer

 (321) 674-8493