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Compendium of
Non-Human Primate Resources for Aging Research

National Institute on Aging
Office of Biological Resources and Resource Development

Contact:
Nancy L. Nadon, Ph.D.
Head, Office of Biological Resources and Resource Development
National Institute on Aging
7201 Wisconsin Ave., GW 2C231
Bethesda MD 20892
301-496-0181
301-402-5997 FAX
nadonn@nia.nih.gov


National Primate Research Centers

Wisconsin NPRC
Contact: Joseph Kemnitz, Ph.D.
608-263-3500 Phone
608-265-8439 FAX
kemnitz@primate.wisc.edu
Wisconsin National Primate Research Center
University of Wisconsin
1220 Capitol Court
Madison, Wisconsin 53715-1299

  • Rhesus macaques (~250 at 15+ years), includes NIA Set-Aside (~45 at 15+ years)
  • Other species including marmosets

California NPRC
Contact: Nick Lerche, D.V.M.
530-752-6490 Phone
nwlerche@ucdavis.edu
University of California
Department of Primate Medicine
California National Primate Research Center
Davis, California 95616-8542

  • Rhesus macaques (~250 at 15+ years), includes NIA Set-Aside (~30 at 15+ years)
  • Other species - limited availability at older ages

Oregon NPRC
Contact: Steve Kohama, Ph.D.
503-533-2448 Phone
503-690-5384 FAX
kohamas@ohsu.edu
Oregon National Primate Research Center
505 NW 185th Avenue
Beaverton, Oregon 97006

  • Rhesus macaques (~175 at 15+ years), includes NIA Set-Aside (~45 at 15+ years)

Tulane NPRC
Contact: Marion S. Ratterree, D.V.M.
Head, Unit of Research Resources, Division of Veterinary Medicine
Tulane National Primate Research Center
18703 Three Rivers Road
Covington, LA 70433
PH - 985-871-6278
FX - 985-871-6231
ratt@tulane.edu

  • NIA Set-Aside (restricted to NIA grantees)
  • Rhesus macaques (~150 at 15+ years)
  • Other species - limited availability at older ages

Yerkes NPRC
Contact: James G. Herndon, Ph.D., M.P.H.
404-727-7752 Phone
404-727-1266 FAX
jim@rmy.emory.edu
Yerkes National Primate Research Center
Emory University
Atlanta, Georgia 30322

  • Rhesus macaques (>100 15+ years)
  • Chimpanzees

Southwest NPRC
Contact: L. Bill Cummins
210-258-9549 Phone
210-670-3323 FAX
bcummins@sfbr.org
Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research
Southwest National Primate Research Center
7620 N.W. Loop 410
San Antonio, Texas 78227-5301

  • Baboons - Aged colony (~300 at 15+ years, ~70% pedigreed)
  • Rhesus, Chimps

New England Regional Primate Research Center
Director: Ronald C. Desrosiers
508-624-8002 Phone
508-460-0612 FAX
ronald_desrosiers@hms.harvard.edu
Harvard University
One Pine Hill Drive, PO Box 9102
Southborough, Massachusetts 01772-9102


Washington National Primate Research Center
Director: David Anderson, D.V.M.
206-543-1430 Phone
206-685-0305 FAX
University of Washington
I-421 Health Sciences/Box 357330
Seattle WA 98195-7330


Other Academic Facilities

NIA Intramural Research Program
Contact: Julie Mattison, Ph.D.
Phone 301.435.7637
Julie.Mattison@nih.gov
Gerontology Research Center
National Institute on Aging
5600 Nathan Shock Drive, Box 11
Baltimore, Maryland 21224

  • Squirrel monkeys - caloric restricted and ad lib controls, 3 age groups
  • Rhesus macaques - caloric restricted and ad lib controls, 3 age groups

New Iberia Primate Center
318-365-2411 Phone
318-373-0057 FAX
University of Southwestern Louisiana
4401 West Adm. Doyll Drive
New Iberia, Louisiana 70560


Caribbean Primate Center
Contact: Director or Scientific Coordinator
Phone: 787-784-0322; 787-784-6619; 787-795-4045
787-795-6700 FAX
cprc_ssfs@rcmaca.upr.clu.edu
Caribbean Primate Research Center
Sabana Seca Field Station
University of Puerto Rico, Med Sci Campus
PO Box 1053
Sabana Seca PR 00952
http://ucm.rcm.upr.edu

  • Rhesus macaques, 0-25+ years (research on older animals must be performed at CPRC)
  • Collection of skeletons from identified animals within colony

Obesity, Diabetes and Aging Animal Resource
Contact: Barbara Hansen, Ph.D.
727-767-6993 Phone
727-767-7443 FAX
bhansen@health.usf.edu
Obesity, Diabetes and Aging Research Center
University of South Florida
801 6th Street S.
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

  • Rhesus macaques, obese and diabetic aging ad libitum fed, and aging caloric restricted and controls, for collaborative studies
  • Tissue and plasma samples from well-characterized monkeys of above types

Animal Behavioral Center at Medical College of Georgia
Contact: Jerry J. Buccafusco, Ph.D.
706-721-6355 Phone
706-721-9861 FAX
JBUCCAFU@mail.mcg.edu
Dept. of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Medical College of Georgia
Augusta, Georgia
http://www.mcg.edu/centers/Alz/abrc.htm

  • House exclusively macaques, mainly rhesus and pigtail macaques, both young (5 - 16 years) and aged (>20 years old).
  • Conduct contractual/collaborative research studies on in-house population or animals procured for specific protocols

Vervet Research Colony, Wake Forest University Primate Center
Contact: Jay R. Kaplan, Ph.D.
Director of the Wake Forest University Primate Center
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Medical Center Boulevard
Winston-Salem, NC 27157-1040
Phone: 336-716-1522
Fax: 336-716-1515
jkaplan@wfubmc.edu

  • 500 pedigreed and genotyped vervet monkeys in a longitudinal cohort study of risk for chronic and degenerative disease

Other Resources

NIA Aged Non-human Primate Tissue Bank -
http://www.nia.nih.gov/ResearchInformation/ScientificResources/NHPTissueBankHandbook.htm

Commercial Sources

Charles River Laboratories
Contact: Paul Schilling, DVM, Director of Primate Operations
305-745-3070 Phone
305-745-2130 FAX
24244 Overseas Highway
Summerland Key FL 33042

  • Rhesus, limited numbers at older ages (retired breeder culls)

Labs of Virginia
Contact: Greg Westergaard, Ph.D.
843-589-5190 ext. 23 Phone
843-589-5290 FAX
gwprimate@aol.com
LABS of Virginia
95 Castle Hall Road
P.O. Box 557
Yemassee, South Carolina 29945

  • Long-tailed macaques - up to 20 years and beyond
  • Pig-tailed macaques - 12-20 year range
  • Capuchins - 12-20 year range
  • Rhesus macaques - up to 20 years and beyond

BIOQUAL, Inc.
Contact: Joe Erwin, Ph.D.
301-251-2801 Phone
301-251-1260 FAX
JoeMErwin@aol.com
Division of Neurobiology and Behavior
9600 Medical Center Drive
Rockville, MD 20850-3336

  • Monitoring of health, behavior, and cognition of elderly great apes
  • CNS tissue bank with 50+ great ape specimens (aged 1 day to 58 years)
  • CNS tissue bank of other primate species

Resources available on a collaborative basis. Accepts specimens on loan for
preparation and long-term storage. Seeks additional CNS tissue and information
(registry) of specimens.


Primate Products
305-471-9557 Phone
305-471-8983 FAX
http://www.primateproducts.com/

  • M. fascicularis, large quantities 10-15 years of age, few over 15 years of age

Information Sources

For information on a confidential LISTSERV mailing list for investigators using aged non-human primates, email Dr. Nadon, NIA, nadonn@nia.nih.gov

Primate Supply Information Clearinghouse
Washington NPRC
Coordinator: Erik McArthur
206-543-5178 Phone
206-616-1710 FAX
psic@bart.rprc.washington.edu

--Biweekly clearinghouse newsletter for live animals and tissues from wide variety of sources, academic and commercial, across the country. Available as paper copy or email.


Tissue Distribution List
Coordinator: Judy Johnson
Washington NPRC
206-543-6999 Phone
206-616-1710 FAX

-- Monthly list of animals scheduled for necropsy at Washington NPRC