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Primate Research Facility (Established 1972)
Primate Center, Lab or Research Program
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Director: L. M. Nath
Phone: 91 (11) 6864851 x. 4727   Fax: 91 (11) 6862633  
Ansari Nagar, New Delhi 110029 INDIA
Department: All India Institute of Medical Sciences

Mission: Fundamental Research, Primate Reproductive Biology, Contraceptive Research, Drug Testing, Organ Transplantation, Infectious Diseases Testing and Monitoring; The Primate Research Facility caters to the need of various investigators actively involved in research using nonhuman primates as animal models in various fields of contraception, drug testing and organ transplantation.

Principal Research Programs: Anatomy (G. Gopinath, Raj D. Mehra); Biochemistry (Shall K. Sharma); Biomedical Engineering (S. K. Guha); Gastroenterology (Y. K. Joshi); Gastro-Intestinal Surgery (S. Nundy); Neurosurgery (P. N. Tandon); Pathology (S. Roy, Meera Mathur, S. K. Panda); Physiology (J. Sengupta); Reproductive Biology (M. Rajalakshmi, K. Murugesan); Institute Rotary Cancer Hospital (V. Kochupillai)

Training Opportunities: Educational opportunities available for Undergraduate, Graduate, Continuing Education and Professional. Field work opportunities not available. Program emphasis: Primate handling and health care monitoring, In-house primate breeding, Primate diseases and their management, Selection of primate models for various research on human health and welfare, Experimental medicine and surgery. Financial support is occasionally available. Primate Research Facility can give the training opportunity to investigators who are interested in research using the non-human primate as an animal model. The Facility can also undertake training programs for those interested in a career as Primate Technician.

Number of Staff: 17

Supported Species: 238 Macaca mulatta (rhesus macaque), 47 Macaca radiata (bonnet macaque), 1 Semnopithecus entellus (Hanuman langur)

Last Updated: 2000-08-02

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