Sabrina Jung serves as Compliance Coordinator in the Department of Research Compliance. In this role, she is responsible for maintaining the processing of IACUC & IRB protocol approvals, assisting researchers through the protocol submission process and offering additional research guidance. She also oversees the IACUC program for Post-Approval Monitoring. Sabrina received her Master’s of Public Health from Rutgers University, the state school of NJ. Before joining the MSU team, and for 15 years, Sabrina led research animal care and compliance programs at Rutgers University.
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.
Research Compliance Officer, Hila Berger, serves as the Director of the Research Compliance Unit with oversight over the IRB, IACUC, FCOI, Medicare and HIPAA program areas. She is responsible for outreach and educational activities for faculty and students conducting human subjects and animal research. She provides expertise and guidance in the conduct of inquiries and investigations into the ethical conduct of research. Ms. Berger received her master’s in Public Health from Rutgers University, formerly University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-School of Public Health, and is certified as an IRB professional.
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.
Laura Conour, DVM, DACLM is the Consulting University Attending Veterinarian. [Email: firstname.lastname@example.org]
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.