New IACUC Chair

We are happy to share with you that Joseph Jerry, Professor, Veterinary & Animal Sciences, and Science Director, Pioneer Valley Life Sciences Institute (PVLSI), has stepped into the role of IACUC chair, effective November 1, 2023. He replaces Jesse Mager, Professor, Veterinary & Animal Sciences, who served as IACUC chair for 10 years. We thank Jesse for his excellent and extended service to the IACUC and university.
The UMass Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) reviews all classroom and research projects involving animals, whether sponsored or unsponsored, to ensure their humane care and use. This includes classroom exercises and demonstrations as well as all research projects, including student projects.