The Office of Research welcomes Shante' Mathes as the new Director of Research Protections.
We're thrilled to share that Shante' Mathes has accepted the position of the Director of Research Protections and started her new role on December 1, 2022. Shante' brings many years of expertise in regulatory oversight of research involving animals and recombinant DNA. She has a B.S. in Animal Science from North Carolina A&T University and an M.S. in Veterinary Sciences from Tuskegee University. Following graduation, Shante' worked at the USDA Veterinary Services as an Animal Health Technician/Inspector. She was responsible for enforcing import/export compliance of animals, assisting with Avian Influenza outbreaks, community outreach, and monthly facility inspections. Since coming to App State as an Assistant Director of Research Protections in 2017, she has held progressive leadership positions in the Research Protections Unit. Shante' will continue to serve as the as the primary point of contact for IACUC and IBC inquiries, policy, processes and procedures, administer both programs and advise committee chairs, faculty, and administrators on issues regarding these programs, and assist the EHS&EM team in laboratory inspections where animal, recombinant DNA, or select agents are used or stored. In her new capacity, she will also oversee the other programs administered by the Research Protections unit including the Human Subjects Research Protection Program, Export Controls, Responsible Conduct for Research, Conflict of Interest, and Intellectual Property.