Tulane National Primate Research Center was originally opened in November 1964 as the Delta Regional Primate Research Center. It is one of eight centers that make up the National Primate Research Center Program funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to conduct biomedical research on primates.
The Tulane National Primate Research Center has a national mission to improve human and animal health through basic and applied biomedical research through use of nonhuman primates in biomedical research. Research disciplines include bacteriology, behavioral sciences, biochemistry, entomology, immunology, molecular biology, parasitology, pathology, physiology, veterinary medicine and virology.
The Tulane National Primate Research Center is heavily focused on infectious disease research and also has a significant program in gene therapy/regenerative medicine that capitalizes on a unique colony of macaques with Krabbe disease.The Principal Research Programs held by them are Microbiology and Immunology; Parasitology; Gene Therapy; Pathology; Veterinary Medicine.
The major areas of infectious disease research at the Center are currently AIDS, Lyme disease, Tuberculosis and biodefense-related agents.
The TNPRC has been responsible for many important scientific discoveries in its over-forty year history. Their scientists have been honored with prestigious professional awards and their facility has been given many research awards.
The following is the list of scholars from Tulane National Primate Research Center who contributed and/or serves as editors for one or more OMICS International journals and conferences
The following is the list of proceedings by scholars from Tulane National Primate Research Center that are published in OMICS International journals and conferences.