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Tulane National Primate Research Center (Established 1962)
Primate Center, Lab or Research Program
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Director: Andrew A. Lackner
Phone: (985) 892-2040   Fax: (985) 893-1352   E-Mail:
18703 Three Rivers Road, Covington, Louisiana 70433 UNITED STATES
Institution: Tulane University
Affiliations: Tulane University, New Orleans, LA

Mission: The use of nonhuman primates in biomedical research. Research disciplines include bacteriology, behavioral sciences, biochemistry, entomology, immunology, molecular biology, parasitology, pathology, physiology, veterinary medicine and virology.

Principal Research Programs: Microbiology and Immunology; Parasitology; Gene Therapy; Pathology; Veterinary Medicine

Training Opportunities: Educational opportunities available for: Pre-College, Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional; Field work opportunities not available; Program emphasis: Infectious disease; Primate medicine; Financial support occasionally available

Number of Staff: 257

Associated Field Sites: Guanacaste, Costa Rica, Program Focus: Behavior of howlers, Alouatta palliata

Supported Species: 6 Aotus nancymaae (Peruvian red-necked owl monkey), 2 Aotus trivirgatus (owl monkey), 47 Cercocebus atys (sooty mangabey), 7 Cercocebus atys lunulatus (white-collared mangabey), 2 Chlorocebus aethiops (grivet), 8 Erythrocebus patas (patas monkey), 1 Lophocebus aterrimus (black mangabey), 36 Macaca fascicularis (long-tailed macaque), 3523 Macaca mulatta (rhesus macaque), 670 Macaca nemestrina (pigtail macaque), 217 Papio (baboon), 6 Papio anubis (olive baboon), 18 Saimiri sciureus (common squirrel monkey)

Last Updated: 2006-07-25

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