This grant will provide continued NIH support to maintain the Caribbean Primate Research Center (CPRC). The CPRC consists of four integrated facilities: (1) Cayo Santiago, a unique free-ranging island colony of Indian-origin rhesus monkeys (Macaca mulatta);(2) the Sabana Seca Field Station, the CPRC's headquarters located 10 miles outside of San Juan, that houses rhesus monkeys derived from the Cayo Santiago colony in various outdoor configurations for biomedical and behavioral studies that are not feasible on free-ranging animals;(3) the Laboratory of Virology and Genetics (LVG), located on the Medical Sciences Campus (MSC), in San Juan;and (4) the Laboratory of Primate Morphology and Genetics (LPMG), which is also located on the MSC, and houses the CPRC Skeletal Collections, unique assemblages of nonhuman primate skeletons for genetic, developmental, pathological and anatomical research. As described in this proposal, CPRC is organized into four complementary and integrated divisions: Primate Resources, Virology and Genetics, Behavior and Neurosciences, and Primate Morphology &Genetics. Funds are requested in this application only to maintain CPRC basic infrastructure of Primate Resources, which are used to support numerous research projects across the United States. This core grant will also allow CPRC to seek additional support to launch collaborative research projects with mainland and international investigators. With continued NIH support, the CPRC will remain a significant national research resource and will be able to provide healthy Indian-origin rhesus monkeys of defined genetic and virological background to NIH-sponsored research programs.

Public Health Relevance

The CPRC continues to be a platform that supports numerous PHS-sponsored research projects throughout USA. The Center provides Indian-origin rhesus monkeys which serve as models for the development of effective treatments against human diseases. With the needed NCRR support to this grant, the CPRC will continue to be one of the largest nationwide providers of SPF and of conventional rhesus monkeys required for AIDS and for other biomedical research projects and a valuable research resource needed for behavioral and biomedical studies.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
Office of The Director, National Institutes of Health (OD)
Type
Animal (Mammalian and Nonmammalian) Model, and Animal and Biological Material Resource Grants (P40)
Project #
5P40OD012217-27
Application #
8586280
Study Section
National Center for Research Resources Initial Review Group (RIRG)
Program Officer
Contreras, Miguel A
Project Start
1987-04-15
Project End
2015-11-30
Budget Start
2013-12-01
Budget End
2014-11-30
Support Year
27
Fiscal Year
2014
Total Cost
$1,996,636
Indirect Cost
$665,545
Name
University of Puerto Rico Med Sciences
Department
Type
Other Domestic Higher Education
DUNS #
948108063
City
San Juan
State
PR
Country
United States
Zip Code
00936
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