Standing Committees

The School of Medicine Animal Research Committee (SOMARC)

The School of Medicine Animal Research Committee (SOMARC) was established in 2004 to ensure faculty representation in School and institution-wide decisions regarding the management and operation of animal facilities. The SOMARC is comprised of faculty who have extensive experience in animal research. The committee is charged with developing policy and procedural recommendations for implementation by the PSOM and ULAR. Members represent both users of large and small animals, as well as each PSOM animal facility. Ex officio members include senior University and ULAR leadership.

Please direct all questions regarding the School of Medicine Animal Research Committee to the Associate Dean for Animal Research.

2019 Committee Membership

Stuart Isaacs, MD

Chair Associate Dean for Animal Research

Associate Professor, Medicine 

Marisa Bartolomei, PhD

Professor, Cell and Developmental Biology

Lewis Chodosh, MD, PhD

Professor, Cancer Biology

Cynthia Clendenin, VMD

Scientific Director, Mouse Hospital

Yale Cohen, PhD

Chair, Intitutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)

Associate Professor, Otorhinolaryngology

Mariella De Biasi, PhD

Associate Professor, Psychiatry

Robert Gorman, MD

Professor, Surgery

Ali Naji, MD, PhD

Professor, Surgery

W. Timothy O'Brien, PhD

Director, Neurobehavior Testing Core

R. Christopher Pierce, PhD

Professor, Psychiatry

M. Celeste Simon, PhD

Professor, Cell and Developmental Biology

Louis Soslowsky, PhD

Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery
 

Ex-Officio

Derrick A. Dow

Associate Director, Husbandry and Facilities, ULAR

Diane J. Gaertner, DVM, ACLAM 

Director, University Laboratory Animal Resources

Gregory Reinhard, MBA, DVM, DACLAM

Director, Office of Animal Welfare

Phillip Scott, PhD

Associate Dean for Research School of Veterinary Medicine

Abigail L. Smith, AB, MPH, PhD 

Associate Director, University Laboratory Animal Resources

Staff Support

Kayvon J. Nikoo

Associate Director, Office of the Executive Vice Dean and Chief Scientific Officer

Policies & Guidelines

Memorandums

PSOM Subvention of Mouse Cryopreservation Services (March 2015)


The School of Medicine Research Core Facilities Committee

The School of Medicine Research Core Facilities Committee provides oversight for the School of Medicine Research Core Facilities and is an advisory committee to the Dean through the Office of the Vice Dean for Research and Research Training. The Committee assures the availability of timely, state-of-the-art scientific services and equipment to the School of Medicine research community, and approves the initiation of new core facilities, the addition of new core services and equipment, the fee structure for services, and the retirement of cores that are no longer needed.

2019 Committee Membership

Louis Soslowsky, Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Research Integration for the Perelman School of Medicine 

Fairhill Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Michael Beers, M.D.

Professor of Medicine

Michael Betts, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Microbiology

Maja Bucan, Ph.D.

Professor of Genetics

Yale Cohen, Ph.D.

Professor of Otorhinolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery

Roberto Dominguez, Ph.D.

Professor of Physiology

Harry Ischiropoulos, Ph.D.

Research Professor of Pediatrics

Warren Pear, M.D., Ph.D.

Gaylord P. and Mary Louise Harnwell Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

John Seykora, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Dermatology

M. Celeste Simon, Ph.D.

Scientific Director and Investigator, Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute

Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology

Nancy Speck, Ph.D.

Chair of the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology

Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology

Greg Van Duyne, Ph.D.

Jacob Gershon-Cohen Professor of Medical Science

William Wunner, Ph.D.

Wistar Institute Professor of Microbiology

Ex-Officio Members

Susan Passante 

Senior Executive Director, Research and Research Training

Danielle Rehr 

Analyst, Finance

Jiju Mathew 

Manager, Finance

Staff Support

Leigh Rosen Gantz

Director of Research Integration

Policies & Guidelines 

Core Research Facilities Guidelines & Operating Principles

Annual Core Report and Review Outline

New Core Proposal Outline

Outline for the Request of New Equipment by an Existing Core Facility

Outline for the Proposal of New Services by an Existing Core Facility