Wisconsin National Primate Research Center

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The Wisconsin National Primate Research Center (WNPRC) is one of seven federally supported National Primate Research Centers and the only one in the Midwest. More than 250 center scientists, through competitive grants, conduct research in primate biology with relevance to human and animal health.

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The Primate Center is based in the University of Wisconsin-Madison Graduate School. The Center has strong research and teaching links to the UW Schools or Colleges of Medicine, Letters and Science, Agriculture and Life Sciences, and Veterinary Medicine.

The mission of the Primate Center is to increase our understanding of basic primate biology and to improve human health and quality of life through research. To accomplish this, the WNPRC:

  • Helps discover treatments, preventions and cures for human disease.
  • Generates new knowledge of primate biology, from the molecular and whole animal levels to the understanding of primate ecosystems.
  • Facilitates research progress by providing expertise, resources and training to scientists worldwide.
  • Collects primate information and disseminates to the research community and to the public.