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Lisa Hazard

Associate Professor, Biology

Science Hall, 121

As a physiological ecologist, Lisa’s primary interest is in organism-level biology: how individual organisms function and behave, how they are influenced by their environment and their evolutionary history, and how this ultimately leads to the evolution of biological diversity. Her research focuses on the physiological ecology of reptiles and amphibians, integrating lab and field studies, often with a conservation-oriented approach. Her current major areas of study include the evolutionary and ecological patterns underlying osmoregulatory strategies used by reptiles with high-salt diets and the impact of anthropogenic changes to environmental salinity on temperate zone amphibian species; she is involved in several other projects as well. In both of her main areas of study, she has found fascinating variation among species in how they cope physiologically and behaviorally with environmental or dietary salts, with profound implications for the evolution of physiological traits and for the conservation of imperiled species. Students participate in all aspects of her research, and several have been co-authors on conference presentations and peer-reviewed publications.


Kimberly Bazylewicz

Director of Research Compliance, Research Compliance and Regulatory Programs


Kim Bazylewicz is the Director of Research Compliance at Montclair State University, and oversees the activities of the institutional research regulatory committees (IRB, IACUC, FCOI, IBC), and policies (including research misconduct and export control) to ensure compliance with federal and state regulations, and institutional policies. The Director interacts with Principal Investigators and other researchers and staff regarding implementation of their research to ensure policies and regulations are followed. She advocates for the development and implementation of new processes in the research compliance area that creates and supports responsible conduct and integrity in scientific research, including the development and implementation of educational programs. She also oversees research misconduct inquiries and investigations as the designated
Research Integrity Officer (RIO).

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Carrie Laset

Compliance Coordinator, Research Compliance and Regulatory Programs

The School of Nursing and The Graduate School, 336

Carrie Laset is a part-time Compliance Coordinator in the Department of Research Compliance.  She supports the operational needs of the office, which includes supporting the IACUC, IBC and IRB.  In this role, she handles correspondence, coordinates receipt and processing of research proposals, schedules meetings, follows-up on IACUC, IBC and IRB requests from principal investigators, and provides customer service to students, faculty and departments conducting Research.  Carrie earned her B.A. in Elementary and Special Needs Education from Boston College.  She worked as a teacher before changing course into the research compliance community, and served as IACUC Coordinator at New York University.

Danielle Richardson

Human Research Protection Program Compliance Analyst, Research Compliance and Regulatory Programs

The School of Nursing and The Graduate School, 329

Danielle Richardson is a Compliance Analyst in the Department of Research Compliance. In this role, Danielle handles IRB & IBC processing, provides IRB workshops, and assists researchers throughout the submission process. Danielle has her B.S. in Psychology and M.S. in Couples & Family Counseling from Walden University. Prior to joining our team, Danielle was a Clinical Research Coordinator for 12 years. She effectively managed Phase 1, Pharmaceutical & Cosmetic clinical trials which resulted in obtaining FDA approvals for medications and products currently on the market.

Additional IACUC Contacts

Laura Conour, DVM, DACLM  is the Consulting University Attending Veterinarian

Junius Gonzalez, is the Institutional Official, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

Reporting a Concern

Reports of any animal care and use concerns can be submitted to the IACUC Office via the link provided below, campus mail, e-mail, fax, in person or by telephone to the IACUC Office.

If you, as the person filing the form, wish to be informed of the actions taken in response to the report, please include your contact information on the form. Otherwise, you may remain anonymous. In all cases, your concern will be handled confidentially to the extent reasonably possible. The Animal Welfare Act provides that, “No facility employee, Committee member, or laboratory personnel shall be discriminated against or be subject to any reprisal for reporting violations of any regulations or standards under the Act.” (9 CFR § 2.32(c)(4)).

Upon submission of the report, the IACUC Office staff will review the report, make the appropriate notifications and begin the investigation. If immediate or urgent veterinary care is required, the IO and Veterinarian will be immediately contacted and will take appropriate action.