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Institute of Primate Research (Established 1960)
Primate Center, Lab or Research Program
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Director: Jason M. Mwenda
Phone: 254 (2) 882571/4   Fax: 254 (2) 882546  
PO Box 24481, National Museums of Kenya, Karen, Nairobi KENYA

Mission: Research in primate biology with relevance to primate ecology and human health. Field research is directed towards ecology and conservation while institute based areas of research are in parasitology (schistosomiasis, leishmaniasis), virology (SIV/HIV, rotaviruses, endogenous retroviruses), reproductive biology (fertility regulation, reproductive health), and pathology/primate medicine.

Principal Research Programs: Reproductive Biology; Infectious Diseases; Virology; Primate Ecology and Conservation; Primate Medicine; Vaccine Research and Development

Training Opportunities: Training (MSc, PhD, post-doc) is available in the following areas: Reproductive Biology;; Infectious Diseases; Primate Medicine; Virology; Molecular Biology; Ecology/Conservation; Biometrics; Students are welcome from colleges and universities (abroad and local).

Number of Staff: 156

Associated Field Sites: Tana River Primate Reserve, Kenya, Program Focus: Ecology and Conservation; Masai Mara National Park, Kenya, Program Focus: Ecology; Amboseli National Park, Kenya, Program Focus: Ecology; Lake Baringa, Kenya, Program Focus: Virology; Mombasa, Kenya, Program Focus: Primate Conservation; Kibwezi, Program Focus: Schistosomiasis

Supported Species: 5 Cercocebus torquatus (white-collared mangabey), 40 Cercopithecus mitis (blue monkey), 49 Cercopithecus neglectus (de Brazza's monkey), 80 Chlorocebus aethiops (grivet), 9 Colobus guereza (guereza), 5 Lophocebus albigena (gray-cheeked mangabey), 220 Papio anubis (olive baboon), 162 Papio cynocephalus (yellow baboon)

Publications: "IPR Report" (annual); "IPR News" (quarterly)

Last Updated: 1998-08-07

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