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Wilson Hall Animal Facility (Established 1989)
Primate Center, Lab or Research Program
Web Site: http://www.vanderbilt.edu/AnS/psychology/HomePage.html

Director: Anna Roe
Phone: 1-615-322-2874   Fax: 1-615-343-8449   E-Mail: vvrc@vanderbilt.edu
PMB 407817, 2301 Vanderbilt Place, Nashville, Tennessee 37240-7817 UNITED STATES
Department: Psychology
Institution: Vanderbilt University

Mission: The Wilson Hall Animal Care facility attends to the procurement and husbandry of healthy animals for experiments in vision research, advises and assists with surgical procedures, assists in maintaining animal and protocol records and monitors security. The Wilson Hall animal facility consists of laboratories and AAALAC approved animal housing in twenty-three rooms. Limited quarantine facilities are available. Regardless of sources, all primates brought into the facility are quarantined for at least 30 days, or until they have had three consecutive negative TB tests. A sterile surgery facility is also available.

Principal Research Programs: Mammalian in particular primate neurobiology, with emphasis on the evolution, development, and plasticity of primate sensory systems.

Training Opportunities: Education opportunities available for: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional; Field work opportunities not available; Program emphasis: neurobiology, sensation/perception; cognition, Financial support may be available according to eligibility.,

Number of Staff: 4

Associated Field Sites: Not applicable

Supported Species: 20 Aotus trivirgatus (owl monkey), 15 Callicebus moloch (dusky titi), 30 Callithrix jacchus (common marmoset), 2 Macaca fascicularis (long-tailed macaque), 22 Macaca mulatta (rhesus macaque), 4 Macaca nemestrina (pigtail macaque), 15 Macaca radiata (bonnet macaque), 75 Otolemur garnettii (Garnett's galago), 150 Saimiri sciureus (common squirrel monkey)

Last Updated: 2009-05-26


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