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Animal Care and Resource Center (ACRC) - Management

There are two in-house regulatory bodies, governing the use of all animals on campus: the Internal Animal Users Committee (IAUC) and the Institutional Animal Ethics Committee (IAEC).

The campus-wide Internal Animal Users Committee (IAUC) provides oversight and guidance for the operation of all campus animal facilities including issues of space and services.  The committee also assists researchers in the design of experiments utilizing animals to ensure that the minimal amount of research subjects required for statistically significant results are used.

Internal Animal Users Committee (IAUC) (2019):

  • Pr. Colin Jamora, InStem (Chairperson)
  • Pr. Raj Ladher, NCBS (Facility Coordinator)
  • Dr. Hiyaa S Ghosh, NCBS
  • Dr. Arjun Guha, InStem
  • Dr. Latha Chukki, ACRC administrator
  • Dr. G.H. Mohan, Veterinarian, ACRC co-Head
  • Dr. Aurélie Jory, MGEF Head & ACRC co-Head

The Institutional Animal Ethics Committee (IAEC) reviews all the research proposals involving the use of live vertebrate animals other than non-human primates ensuring that the famous Russell and Burch’s three ‘R’s concept – Refinement, Reduction and Replacement is invoked in all the projects for better and more humane science. There are two IAECs on campus:

For NCBS IAEC - 2019:

  • Dr. Vatsala Thirumalai, Chairperson
  • Dr. Raj Ladher, internal member - Biological scientist
  • Dr. Hiyaa S Ghosh, internal member - Biological scientist
  • Dr. Sandeep Krishna, internal scientist (non animal user)
  • Dr. G.H.Mohan, Veterinarian and member secretary
  • Dr. Jagadeesh S. Sanganal, CPCSEA main nominee
  • Dr. Samarendra Narayanan, CPCSEA link nominee
  • Dr. P. Saravanan, Scientist from outside institute
  • Dr. Sreevastava Venkataramana, Socially Aware Nominee

For InStem IAEC - 2019:

  • Prof. Sumantra Chattarji, Chairperson
  • Dr. Praveen Vemula, internal member - Biological scientist.
  • Dr. Arjun Guha, internal member - Biological scientist.
  • Dr. Akash Gulyani, internal scientist- (non animal user)
  • Dr. G.H.Mohan, Veterinarian and member secretary
  • Dr.  P. Krishnamoorthy, CPCSEA main nominee
  • Mrs. Rosa J. Samuvel, CPCSEA link nominee
  • Dr. P. Saravanan, Scientist from outside institute
  • Mr. R. Shantha Kumar, Socially Aware Nominee