Kiirsa Pokryfke, MS, CMAR, LATG

Kiirsa Pokryfke, MS, CMAR, LATG


Subject Matter Specialist

Job Title

Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine (ULAM) Training Core Managing Director

Additional Titles

ULAM Training & Technical Services Manager


Kiirsa manages the training and administrative staff of the ULAM Training Core, which is responsible for training animal care and use personnel and developing methods to enhance training effectiveness. She is also responsible for managing the training curriculum.
In her role as ULAM Training & Technical Services Manager, Kiirsa leads the development and coordination of ULAM’s technical services and provides oversight to ULAM standard operating procedure development and communication programs.

Professional Background

Kiirsa began her laboratory animal science career in 2000 as a Research Associate at MPI Research (now Charles River Laboratories) in Kalamazoo, MI. She became a Trainer at MPI Research in 2002, training new Research Associates on the care and use of a variety of laboratory animal species.

In 2004, Kiirsa became the Training Group Leader where she led a team of trainers, developed curriculum, adopted various training evaluation methods, and enhanced other training-related processes.

Phone: (734) 763-6013