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Part of the Animal Matters Seminar Series
presented by Tufts Center for Animals and Public Policy with the American Society for Lab Animal Practitioners

April 25, 2014

Joanne Zurlo, PhD
Director of Science Strategy, Johns Hopkins Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing
Senior Scientist, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

View recorded seminar here:

Joanne received her Ph.D. in Basic Medical Sciences from New York University in 1979, with a concentration in biochemistry and chemical carcinogenesis. She served on the faculty at Dartmouth Medical School and at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. From 2000-2010, she was the Director of the Institute for Laboratory Animal Research (ILAR) at the National Academies in Washington, DC, where she expanded international activities and harmonization discussion, directed publication of the quarterly ILAR Journal, and spearheaded and coordinated the development of special reports related to Laboratory Animal Welfare and Guidelines, including the 8th Edition of the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals. In 2010, Joanne returned to Johns Hopkins where she directs CAAT’s refinement efforts, including the Science-based Refinement Grants program and participates in other CAAT strategic activities. Joanne also serves on the boards of the Scientists Center for Animal Welfare and the William and Charlotte Parks Foundation for Animal Welfare, and on the editorial board for the Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, the online publication The Enrichment Record, and is the North American Editor of ALTEX.

Made possible by the generous support of:
Elizabeth A. Lawrence Endowed Fund and the Tompkins Fund

About Tufts Center for Animals and Public Policy
The mission of the Tufts Center for Animals and Public Policy is to conduct and encourage the study of complex issues surrounding the changing role and impact of animals in society. The Center supports the development and dissemination of research driven policies, programs and practices that benefit both people and animals. Work conducted by the Center is based on the tenets that animal well-being matters, that animal and human well-being are linked, and that both are enhanced through improved understanding of human-animal relationships.