The Emory University Institutional Care and Use Committee (IACUC) provides oversight over the humane and ethical animal care and use of animals in research. The IACUC ensures compliance with federal regulations, reviews and approves all animal projects, inspects animal facilities and laboratories, investigates animal concerns, and performs reviews of the University’s animal programs.

Dr. Jeffrey Boatright

Dr. Denyse Levesque
Dr. Deborah Mook
Dr. Thomas Wichmann

The IACUC Office supports the Committee in fulfilling its functions according to the Public Health Service (PHS) Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal Welfare Act.

Meet the Team

Our office:

  • Provides excellent customer service to assist researchers through the protocol submission and review process, provides oversight and continued compliance
  • Supports the research community to enable research to be conducted in the most efficient, productive, and timely manner possible
  • Fosters cutting-edge scientific animal research, while maintaining the highest standards of animal welfare


Esmeralda Meyer - (evargas@emory.edu)
Mobil number: 470-249-1158

Research Protocol Analysts (RPAs)

A-M - Jessica Goldman - (jbgoldm@emory.edu)
         Surinder "Sohni" Gill - (skaur@emory.edu)

N-Z - Ayalnesh Shiferaw - (ashifer@emory.edu)
         Vidal Leon - (vleon3@emory.edu


Research Integrity

Daiana Weiss - Research Integrity Manager (dweiss2@emory.edu)
Carmen Nash - (cbnash@emory.edu)
Jonathan Adams - (jadam12@emory.edu)

Need to contact the IACUC?

Contact the IACUC Office first if you plan to use laboratory animals for any purpose related to research.

Office number: 404-712-0734

Fax: 404-727-8452

Email: iacuc@emory.edu 

PHS Assurance: A3180-01
Dates: April 30, 2020 - March 31, 2024

Emory Campus: Full Accreditation received in 2020
Emory National Primate Research Center: Full Accreditation received in 2020

Last AAALAC site visit: February 2023