Animal Welfare Policy Scientist
Division of Assurances, Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW)
Office of Extramural Research (OER), NIH
Paula Knapp serves as an Animal Welfare Policy Scientist in the Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). In addition to Assurance responsibilities she currently is the OLAW liaison and program project leader for the Animal Welfare Assurance System database development. Prior to joining OLAW in 2005, Paula was a Compliance Specialist for the intramural program at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and an IACUC Coordinator and Protocol Analyst at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology at Lebanon Valley College and became board certified by the American Society for Clinical Pathology in Clinical Laboratory Medicine in 2000.