Animal Science Center (ASC)

The Animal Science Center (ASC) at Boston University is a team of administrative, managerial, technical, and professional staff committed to the advancement of science in collaboration with the research community by promoting the humane care and use of animals used in biomedical research and teaching.


Animal Science Center at BU Medical Center
700 Albany St., W707
Boston, MA 02118 |Office (617) 358-8301|
Rao Varada, DVM, PhD, DACLAM
ASC Director
(617) 358-8375|
Rudolph Beiler
Clinical Veterinarian
Jessica Reyes
Operations Manager, CRC
(617) 828-8172|
David Cawston
Training Specialist
Erin Sawyer
Clinical Veterinarian
Patrick Gagnon
Operations Manager, Rodent Barriers
Jon Sturgis
Operations Manager
Sierra Goodrich
Office Administrator
Laura Van Meerbeke
Office Administrator
Kath Hardcastle
Veterinary Services, NEIDL
(617) 358-9232|
Derek Walsh
Operations Manager, Aquatics
Corey Nunes
Operations Manager, NEIDL
Laurel A. Whalen
Assistant Director Finance and Administration