Emory National Primate Research Center (SPF Program)

Maintenance of the Specific-Pathogen-Free Breeding Colonies at Emory National Primate Research Center

Grant Number: U42 OD011023

Research Emphasis/Objectives

The Emory National Primate Research Center objective is to establish a specific-pathogen-free (SPF) rhesus monkey (Macaca mulatta) breeding colony at its Field Station facilities for use in HIV/AIDS research. The animals derived from the colony are seronegative for simian immunodeficiency virus, simian T-lymphotrophic virus 1, type D simian retrovirus, and Cercopithecine herpesvirus 1 (CHV1 or B virus). In addition, all animals are genetically characterized both in respect to pedigree information and selected major histocompatibility complex (MHC) alleles. The nonhuman primates derived from this colony are available for AIDS-related studies by NIH grantees, and all the above listed attributes are important for AIDS research.

Services Provided

SPF rhesus macaques may be requested for AIDS research by contacting the principal investigator. The Emory Resource Allocation Advisory Committee has responsibility for allocating animal resources to NIH-funded investigators. To apply for allocation of SPF rhesus monkeys, investigators must first complete an application form, which is available from the principal investigator.

Contact Information

Emory National Primate Research Center
Emory University
954 North Gatewood Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30322

Principal Investigator

Joyce K. Cohen, V.M.D.
Phone: 404-712-8103
Fax: 404-727-3756
jkcohe2@emory.edu

Additional Contact

Maria Crane, D.V.M.
Phone: 404-727-8653
mmcrane@emory.edu

Last updated: 06-08-2022