April 15, 2014
Why Primate Models Matter
Presenting an honest, forthright discussion of the ethical considerations of using nonhuman primates (NHP) in research, and demonstrating the vital role NHP have played in many of the medical and scientific advances of the past century, 14 scientists, including CNPRC researchers Drs. Karen Bales, John Capitanio, and Lisa Miller, collaborated to publish a comprehensive article in the Journal of Primatology entitled “Why Primate Models Matter” on April 15, 2014 (Early View).
April 15, 2014
Dietary Sugar Affects Oocyte Maturation
CNPRC housed rhesus monkeys fed relatively low doses of dietary sugar over 6 months showed significant impairments in oocyte maturation and major changes in early embryo gene expression, according to researchers Charles L. Chaffin (University of Maryland School of Medicine), Catherine VandeVoort (CNPRC Reproductive Sciences and Regenerative Medicine Unit), and colleagues.
9-13-13 JOB ANNOUNCEMENT
Position Available: Applications and nominations are invited for the position of Director, California National Primate Research Center (CNPRC). The Director will hold a joint academic, administrative, and professorial appointment in an appropriate academic department of the University of California, Davis (UC Davis). Salary and level will be commensurate with qualifications.
To receive fullest consideration, applications must be received by October 15, 2013. Position open until filled. See full job description and link to UC Davis job announcement here.