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Center for Neotropical Primate Research and Resources (Established 1980)
Primate Center, Lab or Research Program
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Director: Christian R. Abee, D.V.M.
Phone: 512-321-399   Fax: 512-332-5208   E-Mail:
650 Cool Water Dr., Bastrop, Texas 78602 UNITED STATES
Department: Michale E. Keeling Center for Comparative Medicine and Research
Institution: UT M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Mission: To improve the reproduction of the squirrel monkey and owl monkeys in captivity, by focused research efforts on areas which show the most promise for improving reproductive efficiency and adding to the foundation of knowledge on the basic biology of this genus. The results of these studies are used to develop new and better breeding colony management strategies and to better define these Neotropical primates as a biomedical research models. Additionally, the laboratory provides animals, tissues and biological fluids from squirrel and owl monkeys as a biomedical resource.

Principal Research Programs: Reproductive biology; Reproductive behavior; Cytogenetics and biochemical markers; Primate veterinarian medicine; Animal well-being

Training Opportunities: Educational opportunities available for: Undergraduate, Graduate; Field work opportunities not available; Program emphasis: Reproductive biology; Reproductive behavior; Veterinary medicine; Animal well-being; Colony demographics and management; Financial support occasionally available

Number of Staff: 16

Last Updated: 2010-04-27

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