IBC Membership

The IBC consists of University faculty and community representatives. The individual members contribute the professional competency necessary to review specific research activities representing a broad range of disciplines through experience and expertise in their fields.

The fully convened IBC meetings take place at least quarterly either virtually or on the Storrs campus and is made up of the following members:

IBC Chair: Mary Anne Amalaradjou, PhD, DVM Associate Professor, Animal Science

IBC Vice Chair: Steven Szczepanek, PhD Associate Professor, Pathobiology

James Brennan, MS Administrative Program Manager (Facility Operations & Technical Training), Animal Care Services

Michael Centola, MHS, CIP (ex officio) Associate Vice President of Research Integrity

David Cavallaro, MS, CBSP (voting ex officio) Institutional Biosafety Officer, Environmental Health & Safety

Terri Dominguez, MSPH, CSP (ex officio) Director, Environmental Health & Safety

Bobbie Macierowski, MS Non-Affiliated Community Member, Biosafety Outreach Officer / State Training Coordinator / Microbiologist 2, Connecticut Department of Public Health

Michele Maltz-Matyschsyk  Assistant Professor-in-Residence, Molecular and Cell Biology

Robert Miller, MPH, RS Non-Affiliated Community Member, Director of Health, Eastern Highlands Health District

Karen Moré, MS (ex officio) Director of Research Compliance – Animal Research & Safety

Jessica Rouge, PhD Associate Professor, Chemistry

Curtis Schondelmeyer, DVM, CPIA, DACLAM (voting ex officio) Director and Attending Veterinarian, Animal Care Services

Ad-Hoc Plant Expert Consultant: Yaowu Yuan, PhD Associate Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology