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Vivarium and Lab Safety Manager
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Mr. Mike R. Love, Jr., ALAT

Vivarium and Lab Safety Manager, Office of Research Integrity

Mike received a Bachelor of Science from Ferrum College.

Mike came to James Madison University in December of 2013.  Mike is a certified Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician (ALAT) through the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS).  Mike has 9 years of experience in pharmaceutical research at a contract research organization (CRO) prior to coming to JMU.  He also has several poster publications in pharmaceutical research involving developmental and reproductive toxicology (Dart) and neurobehavioral testing in small animals.  Mike serves on the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) and is the backup member for the veterinarian on the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC).  Mike is responsible for the humane care and use of research animals at JMU.  He oversees the day to day operations in the vivarium.  He ensures the animals are cared for and maintained in accordance with the Animal Welfare Regulations, U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Public Health Service Policy on the Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, and the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals.  He trains students and faculty on proper animal use techniques. 

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