Open Forum for IACUC Chairs

Wednesday, March 21
1:45 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Knox

This interactive session will provide a forum for IACUC chairs to discuss the issues faced in carrying out their duties, including their role as leaders in the process of certifying the institution’s compliance with regulations, polices, and guidelines. During this session, speakers and attendees will:

Christopher Dillon, BA, LATG, CPIA

Executive Director, Regulatory Compliance; IACUC Chair
MPI Research

Christopher Dillon BA, LATG, CPIA, serves as the Executive Director of Regulatory Compliance and the IACUC Chair at MPI Research. Mr. Dillon is responsible for the oversight of the organization’s Animal Welfare and Compliance Office, Animal Care and Use Program, including the direction of the IACUC and Regulatory and Systems Compliance. He and his staff lead compliance programs throughout the organization with an emphasis on establishing effective and efficient policies and procedures for the identification, correction, and prevention of noncompliance, guided by applicable rules, regulations, and best practices. Mr. Dillon received a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Western Michigan University and has dedicated more than 13 years to leadership roles within the life sciences industry. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Michigan Society for Medical Research and the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Southwest Michigan, and he is an active member of the American Association of Laboratory Animal Science, PRIM&R, and the Society of Quality Assurance.


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Peter J. Reiser, PhD

Professor; Chair, Division of Biosciences, College of Dentistry; IACUC Chair
The Ohio State University

Peter J. Reiser, Ph.D., Professor and Chair of the Division of Biosciences, College of Dentistry, The Ohio State University. Member of the OSU IACUC since 1995, Chair since 2013. Research interests broadly defined as comparative muscle biology, with one focus being on craniofacial muscle specializations among vertebrate species. Another keen research interest is disease-related muscle cachexia, especially alterations in contractile properties of skeletal muscle and cardiac muscle. The laboratory is also involved in a collaborative effort to test the mechanism and efficacy of new compounds for the potential development as drugs for the treatment of heart failure. Teaches the physiology of excitable cells (nerve and muscle), with insights gained from comparative physiology to promote student learning


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