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Primate Research Unit (Established 1949)
Primate Center, Lab or Research Program
Web Site: http://www.sc.mahidol.ac.th/index_en.htm

Director: Suchinda Malaivijitnond
Phone: 6 (62) 2185275   Fax: 6 (62) 2185386  
Phayathai Road, Bangkok, Bangkok 10330 THAILAND
Department: Department of Biology
Institution: Faculty of Science, Mahidol University

Mission: (1) To explore basic mechanisms of reproductive endocrinology in Thai macaques; (2) To use monkeys as an animal model in biomedical research; (3) To train and produce qualified research scientists for M.Sc. and Ph.D.; (4) To collaborate with scientists from other institutions, stressing conservation of native Thai macaques.

Principal Research Programs: Projects related to biomedical research and/or bio-conservation.

Training Opportunities: Local grants from the University for research in reproductive endocrinology of primates and for maintenance of the monkey colony. National Research Council of Thailand occasionally supports particular projects related to biomedical research. Degrees offered: M.Sc. in zoology and physiology, and Ph.D. for biological science program.

Financial Aid: A very small amount of financial support for laboratory work will be offered occasionally.

Number of Staff: 6

Supported Species: 90 Macaca fascicularis (long-tailed macaque)

Last Updated: 2002-10-24


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