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Tsukuba Primate Center for Medical Science (Established 1978)
Primate Center, Lab or Research Program
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Director: Dr. Keiji Terao
Phone: 81 (298) 37-2121   Fax: 81 (298) 37-0218  
1 Hachimandai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0843 JAPAN
Affiliations: National Institute of Infectious Diseases

Mission: 1) Breeding and rearing of laboratory primates for medical use: Monkeys bred and reared in this center are used for the national assays for various kinds of vaccines and research. 2) Basic studies to elucidate biological characteristics of various species of monkeys. 3) Reproduction of various types of monkeys which are used as laboratory models for various kinds of diseases. 4) Management of a joint-use facility for primate Biomedical research in Japan.

Principal Research Programs: Reproductive Physiology; Embryology; Immunology; Endocrinology; Microbiology; Pathology; Behavior; Gerontology;

Training Opportunities: Educational opportunities available for: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional; Field work opportunities not available; Program emphasis: Colony management; Disease control; Animal model; Reproductive biology; Financial support rarely available

Number of Staff: 76

Supported Species: 20 Chlorocebus aethiops (grivet), 1400 Macaca fascicularis (long-tailed macaque), 30 Macaca mulatta (rhesus macaque), 15 Macaca nemestrina (pigtail macaque)

Last Updated: 2002-10-24

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