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Aaron Diamond AIDS Animal Models Laboratory
Primate Center, Lab or Research Program

Director: Preston A. Marx
Phone: 1 (914) 351-4597   Fax: 1 (914) 351-5258  
RR 1, Long Meadow Road, Tuxedo, New York 10987-2015 UNITED STATES
Department: LEMSIP
Affiliations: New York University School of Medicine

Mission: The Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center for the City of New York is an independent non-profit research corporation that was established in collaboration with the New York City Department of Health, The Aaron Diamond Foundation, the New York University Medical School and the Public Health Research Institute. The Diamond Center was established in 1991 to focus on the basic science of AIDS and HIV in a research environment conducive to the highest level of scientific creativity.

Principal Research Programs: NIH, National Cooperative Vaccine Development Group Program Project "Mucosal and Systemic Immunity to SIV and HIV"; NIH Collaborative Mucosal Immune Group "Mucosal SIV Vaccines in Male Rhesus Macaques"; Contraceptive Research and Development, "Effects of Progesterone Implants on Heterosexual Transmission of AIDS: A Simian Model"; NIH/NIAID Mechanisms of AIDS Pathogenesis; Early Events in Mucosal Transmission of SIV and SHIV

Training Opportunities: Educational opportunities available for: Graduate, Postdoctoral; Program emphasis: AIDS animal models; Financial support usually available

Number of Staff: 10

Supported Species: 160 Macaca mulatta (rhesus macaque)

Publications: "Journal of Medical Primatology" (annual special AIDS issue)

Last Updated: 2003-07-18

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