About the TTU IACUC
The IACUC serves as the review body for animals used by Texas Tech University (TTU) faculty, staff and students. TTU Policy requires that the use of all live vertebrate animals for research, instruction, demonstration, production, or maintenance purposes by TTU faculty, whether the animals are located in facilities at TTU or elsewhere, be approved by the IACUC in advance of their usage.
Members of the committee will be appointed by the Institutional Official. Each will serve a one-year term and can serve multiple terms. Membership terms are September 1 to August 31.
The committee develops and reviews all operating procedures relating to animal care and use at Texas Tech University. For specific approved operating procedures please contact the IACUC coordinator
The chairperson of the Committee shall be appointed by the Institutional Official and will serve the same term as other members. The chair can reappointed for multiple terms.
Meetings convene each month. Contact the IACUC Coordinator for meeting times and for assistance with any animal use on campus.
Meet the IACUC Staff
KARIN FRITZ (IACUC COORDINATOR)
(806) 834-6183 IACUC@ttu.edu
Karin Fritz grew up in Fredericksburg, TX where her family raises show lambs, known as Fritz Southdowns. Fritz first attended Clarendon College in 2001-2003 where she judged Livestock and Meats. She then was a member of the 2004 Meats Judging Team at Texas Tech University. Fritz received a dual Bachelor's Degree in Agricultural Communications and Interdisciplinary Agriculture in 2005. She then obtained a Master of Science degree in Agricultural Education in 2007. Fritz has worked for TTU for more than 11 years, and been the IACUC coordinator since 2010. Karin received her CPIA certification in October 2015 and then added a fish named "Platinum" to her family in the winter of 2015.