Alicia Karas, D.V.M.
Presentation: Understanding the Whole Mouse: Pain, Stress, and Physiological Derangements
Alicia Z. Karas, D.V.M., Dipl. ACVA, is assistant professor in the Department of Clinical Sciences at Tufts University’s Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, where she teaches anesthesiology and pain medicine and is a pain specialty service clinician. Dr. Karas was vice chair of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) for seven years. She is a member of the board of directors of the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management. Her research activities include the study of methods of pain assessment and treatment in mice, rabbits, and dogs, analgesic pharmacology in goats, positive-reinforcement training and research animal stress, and alternatives to animals in education. She works extensively with investigators, IACUCs, and laboratory animal organizations to promote and teach best practices of current veterinary pain medicine and to promote refinement techniques.