Julie Sharp, DVM

Executive Director, Institutional Animal Care & Use Program
+1 415 476-6311

Dr. Julie Sharp joined the Office of Research as the Director of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Program (IACUP) in 2020. Leading the IACUP staff, she works with Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) in pursuit of their mission of “Advancing Health Worldwide” by promoting humane care and use of animal research subjects. In this role, she collaborates with faculty and research staff to facilitate their research endeavors while focusing on program and process improvements to reduce regulatory and administrative burden.

Dr. Sharp has been deeply involved in animal care and use programs at both public and private academic medical centers since 2003, holding animal welfare leadership positions with the Duke University Medical Center, the Institute for Medical Research at Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, the University of Pennsylvania, and the Research Foundation for the SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University. She also served on the Board of Directors of the IACUC Administrators Association and actively participates with the Federal Demonstration Partnership’s Compliance Unit Standard Procedures project, as part of the 21st Century Cures Act.

Dr. Sharp received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from North Carolina State University and her Bachelor of Science degree in Molecular Biology from Westminster College. She is a Certified Professional IACUC Administrator, a Diplomate of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine, and serves as an AAALAC International ad hoc Specialist.


Davis JN, Caro A, Spears S, Sharp JM. Protocol Review Column: Use of home cage as an anesthesia induction chamber. Lab Anim (NY). 2015. 44(7): 257-258. 

Banks RE, Sharp JM, Doss SD, Vanderford DA.  Exotic Small Mammal Care and Husbandry.  Wiley-Blackwell, 2010.

Vanderford DA, Greer PK, Sharp JM, Chichlowski M, Rouse DC, Hale LP.  Alopecia in IL-10-deficient mouse pups is c-kit-dependent and can be triggered by iron deficiency. Experimental Dermatology, 2010. 19(6): 518-26.

Chichlowski M, Sharp JM, Vanderford DA, Myles MH, Hale LP. Helicobacter typhlonius and Helicobacter rodentium differentially affect the severity of colon inflammation and inflammation-associated neoplasia in IL10-deficient mice. Comparative Medicine, 2008. 58(6): 534-41.

Sharp JM, Vanderford DA, Chichlowski M, Myles MH, Hale LP. Helicobacter Infection Decreases Reproductive Success of IL-10-Deficient Mice. Comparative Medicine, 2008. 58(5): 447-53. 

Sharp JM. Anesthesia and Analgesia. Laboratory Animal Technologist Training Manual.  Ed. Genevieve H. Fridland. Memphis: American Association for Laboratory Animal Science, 2007. 175-189.