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New Iberia Research Center (Established 1966)
Primate Center, Lab or Research Program
Web Site: http://nirc.louisiana.edu

Phone: 1 (318) 365-2411   Fax: 1 (318) 373-0057  
4401 West Adm. Doyll Drive, New Iberia, Louisiana 70560 UNITED STATES
Affiliations: University of Southwestern Louisiana

Mission: Not-for-profit contract research support facility utilizing non-human primates for industry and governmental agencies in both basic and applied biomedical research.

Principal Research Programs: Breeding and supply of various species; Physiological and pharmacological evaluation; Chronic and degenerative disease studies; Vaccine development efficacy and safety testing; Comparative cognitive development.

Training Opportunities: Clinical primatology: Preceptorship cooperative agreement with regional colleges of veterinary medicine; Comparative behavioral biology: Cooperative training programs in both graduate and undergraduate fields.

Number of Staff: 138

Supported Species: 1200 Chlorocebus aethiops (grivet), 1200 Macaca fascicularis (long-tailed macaque), 1500 Macaca mulatta (rhesus macaque), 450 Macaca nemestrina (pigtail macaque), 350 Pan troglodytes (common chimpanzee)

Last Updated: 1999-06-28


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