A safe and effective vaccine remains the best hope of controlling the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) pandemic. Because of the similarity of the immune system of the Indian-origin rhesus macaques and humans, vaccine development is heavily dependent on the SIV and SHIV macaque models. The need for Indian rhesus macaques for AIDS-related research continues to exceed availability. Efficient domestic breeding programs managed to produce well characterized animals that enhance their use in biomedical research and offer the best long term solution for the current shortage of Indian-origin rhesus macaques for AIDS vaccine and pathogenesis studies and to insure future availability. The purposes of this proposal are to continue to support and characterize the specific pathogen-free Indian rhesus AIDS Research Colony resource that was established in the past ten-year grant period.

Public Health Relevance

The objective of this application is to continue to maintain and genetically characterize the colony to maximize the usefulness in biomedical research. The colony was initiated in 2001 and now provides approximately 200 macaques for U.S. Public Health Service supported AIDS research.

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 Materials Resource Cooperative Agreements (U42)
Project #
2U42OD010426-11A1
Application #
8467896
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZTR1-CM-6 (01))
Program Officer
Contreras, Miguel A
Project Start
2013-01-01
Project End
2016-12-31
Budget Start
2013-01-01
Budget End
2013-12-31
Support Year
11
Fiscal Year
2013
Total Cost
$357,926
Indirect Cost
$153,397
Name
Oregon Health and Science University
Department
Veterinary Sciences
Type
Other Domestic Higher Education
DUNS #
096997515
City
Portland
State
OR
Country
United States
Zip Code
97239