Hilton J. Klein, VMD, MS, Dipl. ACLAM, Dipl. ECLAM (Chair), is Senior Director for Comparative Medicine, Merck Research Laboratories, and Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Laboratory Animal Resources, University of Pennsylvania. He has an extensive background in laboratory animal medicine. His research interests are in laboratory animal science, particularly in the field of laboratory animal infectious disease and surgical production of animal models. He has been a consultant to the Pan American Health Organization as Merck’s representative on non-human primate conservation.
Stephen W. Barthold, DVM, PhD, is Director, Center for Comparative Medicine, UC Davis, Director, UC Davis Mouse Biology Program, and Professor of Pathology, UC Davis School of Medicine. His expertise is in veterinary pathology and infectious diseases.
Coenraad F.M. Hendriksen, DVM, PhD, is Head, Netherlands Centre for Alternatives to Animal Use, Chair, Alternatives to Animal Use at the Veterinary Faculty of Utrecht University, and Research Scientist, Netherlands Vaccine Institute. His expertise is in animal welfare concerns and because of his familiarity with lab animal issues in Europe.
William Morton, VMD, is Director, National Primate Research Center, University of Washington and Director of AIDS Research at the Regional Primate Research Center. His research interest is in retrovirology and he has published extensively on SIV variants and vaccine development. He is a well-known primatologist and has been an officer of the Association of Primate Veterinarians.
Emilie F. Rissman, PhD, is Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, University of Virginia Medical School. Her expertise is in neurobiology and the effects of gender on behavior.
Randall J. Nelson, PhD, is Professor of Anatomy and Neurobiology and Executive Director of Animal Welfare and Compliance at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center. His research interests are in the dynamic control of hand movement and the effects of centrally-generated modulatory influences on somatosensory processing in the neocortex.
William S. Stokes, DVM, Dipl. ACLAM, is Director, National Toxicology Program, Interagency Center for the Evaluation of Alternative Toxicological Methods, Environmental Toxicology Program, NIEHS. He is also a captain in the US Public Health Service (USPHS) and Chief Veterinary Officer of the USPHS. His research interests are toxicological methods, including development, validation, and acceptance of new animal models and improved toxicological test systems.