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Chilean Primate Center (Established 1987)
Primate Center, Lab or Research Program
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Phone: 56 (2) 686-2920, 686-2872   Fax: 56 (2) 222-5515   E-Mail:
Alameda Bernardo O'Higgins 340, Santiago CHILE
Department: Unit of Reproductive and Developmental Biology
Institution: Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Mission: Research on reproductive biology of "Cebus apella" with emphasis on three areas:
a) gamete and embryo interactions with the female genital tract,
b) lactational infertility
c) regulation of the menstrual cycle central
d) central nervous system development.

Principal Research Programs: Sperm migration in the female genital tract ("Cebus"); Ultrastructural, immunological and biochemical characterization of ejaculated sperm ("Cebus"); Endocrine changes during pregnancy and lactation ("Cebus"); Mechanisms of action of antiestrogens and antiprogestins upon the ovary ("Cebus"); Maternal fetal interaction in the development of fetal newborn circadian system ("Cebus")

Training Opportunities: Educational opportunities available for: Undergraduate, Graduate; Field work opportunities not available; Program emphasis: Reproductive biology and perinatal CNS development; Financial support usually available

Number of Staff: 7

Supported Species: 100 Cebus apella (tufted capuchin)

Last Updated: 2002-04-18

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