Southwest National Primate Research Center

Grant Number: P51 OD011133

Research Emphasis/ObjectivesTexas Biomed Building

The Southwest National Primate Research Center (SNPRC) supports studies of nonhuman primate models of human diseases, including common chronic diseases and infectious diseases, and the effects that genetics and the environment have on physiological processes and susceptibility to specific diseases.

Services Provided

To Outside Investigators

The SNPRC encourages the use of its resources by investigators from the national and international biomedical research communities. The SNPRC also is available for collaborative research initiatives involving center staff and outside investigators. In general, expenses are assumed by the initiating investigator, and collaborative research efforts are covered by grants acquired collaboratively.


Banked serum, tissue, and DNA samples. Fresh blood, serum, plasma, tissues, and organs.


Baboons (Papio hamadryasanubis, P.h. cynocephalus), chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes), rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta), common marmosets (Callithrix jacchus), miscellaneous primate species as required for specific research purposes. Also, rhesus macaques with an LDL receptor defect that causes familial hypercholesterolemia.

Veterinary Technical Services

Timed pregnancies, tether, radiography, sonography, endoscopy, experimental surgery, experimental diets, nursery, behavioral assessment. Animal Biosafety Level 3 (ABSL-3) and ABSL-4 laboratories are available for infectious disease research, including research with select agents.

Pathology Services

Necropsies, clinical chemistry, hematology, histology, bacteriology, virology, parasitology.

Immunology Services

Flow cytometry, cytokine and hormone Luminex assays, ELISA, ELISPOT, viral screening, cell separation.

Imaging Services

PET, MRI, ultrasound, neurocognitive assessment, image analysis, transcranial magnetic stimulation, event-related potentials.

Data Services

Colony database system, genetic analysis software, genetic typing services.

Contact Information

Texas Biomedical Research Institute
Southwest National Primate Research Center
8715 W. Military Drive
San Antonio, TX 78227-5302

Principal Investigator

Larry S. Schlesinger, M.D.
President and Chief Executive Officer 

Other/Resource Contacts

Deepak Kaushal, Ph.D.
Center Director
Phone: 210-258-9400

National Primate Research Centers

Last updated: 09-08-2021