Animals in Research Committee

Description

The Animals in Research Committee monitors the status of the use of animals in biomedical research and the impact upon ARVO members; provides a resource for eye and vision researchers whose work comes under scrutiny; assists the ARVO Board of Trustees with issues requiring policy decisions and educates the membership on relevant issues to increase members' awareness of the importance of animal research in understanding eye disease and visual functions.

Activities

  • Review and recommend policies affecting the use of animals in eye and vision research.
  • Sponsor Annual Meeting workshops and develops publications.
  • Represent the Association on the AAALAC Board.
  • Assist eye and vision researchers whose work comes under scrutiny.
  • Report to the Board of Trustees at its regular meetings.

Resources:

Meetings

The Committee meets during the ARVO Annual Meeting and conducts business via ARVOConnect, by email and if needed by conference call during the year.

How to Apply - application period opens December 2020
To be considered for membership on the Committee, please submit an online application consisting of an application statement, plus detail of past ARVO service and/or experience. It is recommended that individuals:

    • Invest time in their application
    • Make sure their member information is updated and accurate in ARVOConnect

Applications will be accepted from December 2020 through January 2021. The ARVO President-elect will make appointments in February/March for the term beginning in May 2021 (additional details will be announced at a later date).

Roster

Chair

Gillian J. McLellan, BVMS, PhD

Section: Glaucoma
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison , Wisc.
Term: 05/03/2018 - 05/06/2021

Chair-elect

Neena B. Haider, PhD

Section: Retinal Cell Biology
Schepens Eye Research Institute/MEEI
Boston , Mass.
Term: 05/07/2020 - 05/06/2021

Member

Malia M. Edwards, PhD

Section: Retinal Cell Biology
Wilmer Eye Institute
Baltimore , Md.
Term: 05/03/2018 - 05/06/2021

Member

Andras M. Komaromy, DVM, PhD

Section: Glaucoma
Michigan State University, College of Veterinary Medicine
East Lansing , Mich.
Term: 05/03/2018 - 05/06/2021

Member

Darryl R. Overby, PhD

Section: Glaucoma
Imperial College London
London, England , United Kingdom
Term: 05/03/2018 - 05/06/2021

Member

Nimesh B. Patel, OD, PhD

Section: Glaucoma
University of Houston
Houston , Tex.
Term: 05/03/2018 - 05/06/2021

Member

Ifat Sher-Rosenthal, PhD

Section: Retina
Sheba Medical Center
Tel Hashomer , Israel
Term: 05/07/2020 - 04/27/2023

Member

Mei Chen, PhD

Section: Retina
Queensland University - Belfast
Belfast, Ireland , United Kingdom
Term: 05/07/2020 - 04/27/2023

Member

Zubair Ahmed

Section: Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
University of Maryland School of Medicine
College Park , Md.
Term: 05/02/2019 - 05/05/2022

Member

Daniel Carr, PhD

Section: Immunology/Microbiology
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Oklahoma City , Okla.
Term: 05/02/2019 - 05/05/2022

Member

Suresh Viswanathan, PhD

Section: Visual Neuroscience
State University of New York College of Optometry
New York , N.Y.
Term: 05/02/2019 - 05/05/2022

NEI Liaison, Ex Officio

Lisa A. Neuhold, PhD

National Eye Institute/NIH
Bethesda , Md.

Trustee Liaison, Ex Officio

T. Michael Redmond, PhD, FARVO

Section: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
National Eye Institute/NIH
Bethesda , Md.
Term: 05/11/2017 - 05/05/2022

Ex Officio

W. Daniel Stamer, PhD, FARVO

Section: Pharmacology/Physiology
Duke University
Durham , N.C.
Term: 05/07/2020 - 05/06/2021

Ex Officio

Stephen C. Pflugfelder, MD, FARVO

Section: Cornea
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston , Tex.
Term: 05/07/2020 - 05/06/2021

Ex Officio

Justine R. Smith, FRANZCO, PhD, FARVO

Section: Immunology and Microbiology
Flinders University
Adelaide , South Australia
Term: 05/11/2017 - 05/05/2022

Ex Officio

Iris M. Rush, CAE

ARVO
Executive Director

Staff Committee Liaison

Jon Mallett, PhD

Staff Committee Liaison

Gabriella Roman