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Marmoset Research Group of the Americas (MaRGA) (Established 2002)
Professional Society
Web Site: http://www.primate.wisc.edu/MaRGA

UNITED STATES

Mission: The Marmoset Research Group of the Americas (MaRGA) is an organization designed to bring together primatologists, biomedical researchers and veterinarians with an interest in marmosets and tamarins. The three National Primate Research Centers that maintain marmosets (Southwest, New England and Wisconsin) have joined together in this effort to promote the improved use of marmosets in biomedical research.

The formation of MaRGA was initiated in 2002 following a seminar on marmoset husbandry and management presented at the national AALAS meeting. We are interested in the development of stronger ties among those with research, veterinary and animal management interests in the common marmoset (Callithrix jacchus). MaRGA is modeled after the European Marmoset Research Group and like the EMRG we want to provide a forum for bringing together people from a wide variety of disciplines and types of institutions to improve the understanding of marmoset biology, and in turn, the quality of research conducted using marmosets. The integration and coordination of efforts by those in both North and South America is necessary to support the expanding use of these primates in research.

President: Tardif, Suzette D.
University of Texas Health Science Center
Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies
15355 Lambda Drive, STCBM Bldg., Rm. 2.200.04
San Antonio, Texas 78245
UNITED STATES
E-Mail: tardif@uthscsa.edu

Schultz-Darken, Nancy
University of Wisconsin
Wisconsin Regional Primate Research Center
1220 Capitol Court
Madison, Wisconsin 53715
UNITED STATES
E-Mail: darken@primate.wisc.edu

Meetings: MaRGA 2009 July 29-31, 2009, Natal, Brazil. See http://www.cb.ufrn.br/~fisiologia/marga/ for more information.

Last Updated: 2009-04-07


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