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Michale E. Keeling Center for Comparative Medicine and Research (Established 1975)
Primate Center, Lab or Research Program
Web Site: http://www.kccmr.org

Director: Christian R. Abee
Phone: 1 (512) 321-3991   Fax: 1 (512) 321-5208   E-Mail: cabee@mdanderson.org
650 Cool Water Drive, Bastrop, Texas 78602 UNITED STATES
Department: Department of Veterinary Sciences
Institution: University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
Affiliations: University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Mission: The mission of the Department of Veterinary Sciences (DVS) at the Michale E. Keeling Center for Comparative Medicine and Research (KCCMR) is to eliminate cancer and allied diseases in Texas, the nation, and the world. The department has and will continue to create, maintain, and use specialized animal model research resources; design and carry out research programs that increase understanding of human diseases; facilitate the translation of experimental therapies from the research laboratory to the patientís bedside, and provide educational opportunities to aspiring scientists and veterinarians seeking careers in biomedical science.

Principal Research Programs: Active research programs in cancer, hepatitis, HIV, diabetes, hypertension, obesity, vaccine development, cellular immunology, aging and behavior

Training Opportunities: Educational opportunities available for: Undergraduate, Graduate, Continuing Education; Field work opportunities not available; Program emphasis: Medical primatology and primate behavior

Financial Aid: Financial support available for veterinary internships

Number of Staff: 106

Supported Species: 312 Aotus (owl monkey), 934 Macaca mulatta (rhesus macaque), 186 Pan troglodytes (common chimpanzee), 440 Saimiri sciureus (common squirrel monkey)

Last Updated: 2009-12-30


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