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.


Karin Blumer
Novartis International AG
Basel, Switzerland


Cory Brayton
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD



Joseph J. DeGeorge
Merck Research Laboratories
West Point, PA


Ron DeHaven
American Veterinary Medical Association
Schaumburg, IL


Lewis B. Kinter
Green Lawn Professional Scientific Consulting, LLC
Unionville, PA


Malak Kotb
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Cincinnati, OH


Michael D. Lairmore
University of California, Davis
Davis, CA


Paul A. Locke
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Baltimore, MD


Daniel S. Marsman
Procter & Gamble
Mason, OH



Timo O. Nevalainen
Laboratory Animal Center
University of Eastern Finland
Kuopio, Finland


Melinda A. Novak
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA


James A. Roth
Center for Food Security and Public Health
Iowa State University
Ames, IA


Lawrence B. Schook
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, IL


Sheldon Sloan
Janssen Research and Development LLC
Titusville, NJ


Patricia Turner
Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph
Guelph, Ontario