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The NIMH DIRP Neurobiology Non-human Primate Core

Thursday, October 27, 2011 — Core Poster Session

10:00 a.m. – Noon

South Lobby of Building 10




  • P Noble
  • K Vaughan
  • A Cummins
  • J Fellows
  • C Waters


The NIMH DIRP Neurobiology Non-Human Primate (NHP) Core provides a variety of support services for research projects concentrated on the development and application of non-human primate models of disease, particularly those related to causes and novel treatments of psychiatric disorders. The Core consists of a team of skilled research technicians trained and experienced in various animal testing techniques in the areas of cognitive functioning, behavioral characterization and training, physiological sampling, and endocrine profiling. Core staff specializes in the collection, analysis, and interpretation of complex NHP behavioral data related to social and emotional behavior. In addition, the Core provides assistance in the development of translational research methodologies to reach project specific objectives. Core staff offers specialized training in technical procedures and safe practices to prepare collaborating investigators and lab personnel for working with nonhuman primates. Pursuant with project needs, the Core maintains the resources and capabilities to provide any level of research support that is required including data collection procedures and the organization and storage of resultant data sets. The NHP Core has contributed to psychological research projects in the areas of schizophrenia, depression, and anxiety, and have investigated psychopharmacological substances such as pro-inflammatory cytokines, SSRI’s, oxytocin, and testosterone.

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