ILAR Council

ILAR’s advisory body, the ILAR Council, serves four principal functions:

  • to provide program direction and strategic planning;
  • to oversee information and communication programs (e.g., the ILAR website and the quarterly ILAR Journal); 
  • to oversee studies, reports, workshops, and other projects; and 
  • to direct ILAR’s international programs. 
To fulfill ILAR’s mission, Council members serve on one of three subcommittees: the Development and Outreach Subcommittee, International Subcommittee, and ILAR Journal Editorial Board.
The ILAR Council meets for two days twice per year.
ILAR Council Members
Michael D. Lairmore, Co-Chair
Professor and Dean, School of Veterinary Medicine
University of California, Davis
Margaret S. Landi, Co-Chair
Chief of Animal Welfare, Ethics and Strategy
Karin Blumer
Scientific Affairs
Novartis International AG
Cory Brayton
Associate Professor of Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology
Johns Hopkins University
Joseph J. DeGeorge
Global Head of Safety Assessment and Laboratory Animal Resources
Merck Research Laboratories
Ron DeHaven
Executive Vice President
American Veterinary Medical Association
Lewis B. Kinter
Malak Kotb
Chair, Department of Basic Sciences
University of North Dakota
Paul A. Locke
Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Health Sciences
Johns Hopkins School of Public Health
Daniel S. Marsman
Head, Safety and Regulatory Affairs
Procter and Gamble Health Care
Melinda A. Novak
Professor of Psychology
University of Massachusetts
James A. Roth
Clarence Hartley Covault Distinguished Professor
Director, Center for Food Security and Public Health
College of Veterinary Medicine
Iowa State University
Lawrence B. Schook
Vice President for Research
Edward William and Jane Marr Gutgsell Professor
University of Illinois
Robert S. Sikes
Professor of Biology
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Sheldon Sloan
Internal Medicine Portfolio Leader Established Products
Janssen Research and Development, LLC
Patricia Turner
Program Leader, Laboratory Animal Science
Professor, Department of Pathobiology
Ontario Veterinary College
University of Guelph