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Yerkes National Primate Research Center (Established 1930)
Primate Center, Lab or Research Program
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Director: Stuart Zola
Phone: 1 (404) 727-7707   Fax: 1 (404) 727-0623  
954 Gatewood Drive, Atlanta, Georgia 30329 UNITED STATES
Department: Emory University

Mission: For nearly eight decades, the Yerkes Research Center has been dedicated to conducting essential basic science and translational research to advance scientific understanding and to improve human health and well-being.

Principal Research Programs: Microbiology; Neuroscience; Visual science; Molecular medicine including reproductive biology; Psychobiology; Behavioral biology

Training Opportunities: Educational opportunities available for: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional

Number of Staff: 340

Associated Field Sites: Yerkes Field Station, Lawrenceville, GA, Program Focus: Behavior and reproduction.

Supported Species: Cebus (capuchin), Cercocebus atys (sooty mangabey), Macaca fascicularis (long-tailed macaque), Macaca mulatta (rhesus macaque), Macaca nemestrina (pigtail macaque), Pan troglodytes (common chimpanzee), Saimiri sciureus (common squirrel monkey)

Last Updated: 2009-06-25

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