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New Wake Forest Primate Signature Program Opportunity

The Wake Forest Primate Signature Program’s mission is to provide funds, monkeys, expertise, and infrastructure for feasibility studies that advance the CTSA network’s translational research by the use of monkeys. Wake Forest has been a primate resource since 1961, with specific expertise in guiding investigators in the development and application of nonhuman primates to diseases of human relevance. The Program maintains the Vervet Research Colony (VRC), which is the most highly characterized U.S. monkey population relative to pedigree, phenotype and genotype. This colony consists of approximately 300 Caribbean-origin African green monkeys (Chlorocebus aethiops), that are breeding and span neonatal to geriatric ages. The colony is managed to optimize studies related to aging, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and neonatal health.

Each year we provide funds for feasibility studies to assist investigators interested in exploring an idea using our primate resources. 

Award amount: $5,000 - $12,000

Link to LOI here...

LOI deadline: March 17, 2017