If you have any questions about the IACUC or about animal welfare at USD, please feel free to contact the IACUC chair, Rachel Blaser ( or the SCST building manager Keith McDonald (  If you wish to report any welfare concerns, you can contact any member of the IACUC, or the department chair for the class/lab that was involved. Your name will be confidential and will not be reported to the researcher/professor involved.

The current full membership of the IACUC includes:

Rachel Blaser, Chair

Keith McDonald

Norm Switzers (veterinarian)

Hugh Ellis (scientist)

Steven Searcy (scientist)

Rus Fuller (nonscientist)

Ryan Griggs (non-affiliated)