Jeremy DeRicco named director of Animal Research Protection

Jeremy DeRicco, a 2005 graduate of the Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences, has been named director of the Office of Research Protections’ Animal Research Protection division, which supports the activities of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC).  He replaces Denise Capozzi, who retired earlier this year.

DeRicco has a bachelor’s degree in microbiology from Pitt. He worked for five years as a research technician in the Cardiovascular Institute while earning an MBA from the Katz Graduate School of Business. He then joined the IACUC Education and Compliance Office where he served as Pitt’s Education and Compliance Coordinator.

He then spent three years helping establish a research and compliance office at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, St. Kitts, West Indies. Since returning to the U.S. in 2014, DeRicco has directed research compliance programs for Penn State.