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Caribbean Primate Research Center (Established 1938)
Primate Center, Lab or Research Program
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Director: Dr. Edmundo Kraiselburd
Phone: (787) 784-0322 or 787 852-0690   Fax: (787) 795-6700 or 787 852-0690   E-Mail:
Medical Sciences Campus, GPO Box 365067, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00936-5067 UNITED STATES
Department: Unit of Comparative Medicine
Institution: University of Puerto Rico

Mission: Research, education, and training; Breeding of rhesus macaques monkeys.

Clientele: National Primate Research Centers, researchers at academic institutions,

Principal Research Programs: Social behavior; Demography; Population genetics; Spontaneous diseases; Husbandry; Breeding; Skeletal biology and pathology; use of animal models for the study of infectious diseases and vaccines

Training Opportunities: Educational opportunities available for: Undergraduate, Graduate, Veterinary externships; Field work opportunities available; Program emphasis: Social, locomotive and communicative behavior; Veterinary medicine and husbandry;infectious diseases (SIV, Dengue viruses) Financial support rarely available

Number of Staff: 60

Associated Field Sites: **Cayo Santiago
Program Focus: Social behavior, demography, genetics, spontaneous diseases
Ms Angelina Ruiz-Lambides, Research and Operations Coordinator, Cayo Santiago P.O. Box 906, Punta Santiago, PR 00741 USA

**Sabana Seca Field Station
Program focus: Social behavior, circadian rhythm studies, socioendocrinology, spontaneous diseases, husbandry, breeding
Dr. Janis Gonzalez, Ph.D. Associate Director, Caribbean Primate Research Center Sabana Seca, Caribbean Primate Research Center, PO Box 1053 Sabana Seca, PR 00952

** Laboratory for Primate Morphology and Genetics (LPMG).
Program focus: Skeletal biology and pathology.
Ms Terry Kensler, LPMG Director University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus Principal Building, Room A-505 PO Box 365067 San Juan, PR 00936-5067

** Virology Laboratory
Program focus: HIV/SIV and dengue virus research The Laboratory performs serological tests for the detection of Herpes B virus (HBV), simian T-lymphotropic virus (STLV) and simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) as part of Specific-Pathogen Free breeding colony (SPF) program

Dr. Carlos Sariol, MD Virologist and Director CPRC Virology Laboratory Caribbean Primate Research Center Unit of Comparative Medicine Department of Microbiology and Medical Zoology UPR-School of Medicine PO Box 3655067 Office B-315 San Juan, PR 00936-5067

Publications: "CPRC Informa" (Occasional, in Spanish)

Last Updated: 2012-03-28

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