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The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee


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On March 20, 2020, the CSU Chancellor’s Office provided guidance to CSUSB and other CSU campuses based on recommendations from federal, state, and local health officials regarding COVID-19. Based on the guidance, most CSUSB on-campus offices and services ceased and have moved to work remotely to ensure continuity of services. If you need to reach the IACUC, please contact the Research Compliance Officer, Mr. Michael Gillespie, at and your email will be forwarded to the appropriate party. You may also contact the IACUC Chair, Dr. Dionisio Amodeo at If you need further CSUSB contact information, please refer to the CSUSB Directory to locate the appropriate employees (staff, faculty, administrators) email and phone contact information



The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) is responsible for reviewing protocols for research involving animal subjects. The IACUC must approve all research and educational use of live, vertebrate animals.

Current members of the IACUC:

  • Dr. Dionisio Amodeo, IACUC Chair, Professor of Psychology
  • Dr. Dorota Huizinga, IACUC Ex-Officio, Associate Provost for Research and Dean of Graduate Studies
  • David Wolf, D.V.M., IACUC Member/Veterinarian
  • Mr. Michael Gillespie, IACUC Member, Sr. Research Compliance Officer, Office of Research Compliance
  • IACUC Members from the Department of Biology
  • IACUC members from the Department of Psychology
  • One Alternate IACUC member from the Department of Psychology
  • One IACUC Member from the Community

To submit a protocol for use of animals, complete the application available below and email to both Dr. Dionisio Amodeo at and Michael Gillespie at