The California National Primate Research Center (CNPRC) enables breakthrough discoveries in human health through access to unrivaled expertise and extensive collaborations throughout UC Davis — including our top ranked School of Veterinary Medicine and School of Medicine. Research at the CNPRC is leading to new diagnostics, therapeutics and clinical procedures that enhance quality of life. The CNPRC is an Organized Research Unit at UC Davis and part of the National Primate Research Centers Program at the National Institutes of Health.
As part of the National Primate Research Centers Program, the CNPRC is one of seven centers that provide a unique resource for investigators to assess the causes of disease, and new treatment methods, in nonhuman primate models that have a biology significantly similar to that of humans. Studies carried out at the CNPRC and other National Primate Research Centers provide expedient validation of impactful research and reduces risk before proceeding to clinical trials in humans. Research performed at the CNPRC leads to new drugs, therapies and surgical procedures that benefit human health and quality of life.
With four distinct research units and a diverse colony of over 4,000 rhesus macaques and titi monkeys, extending from the unborn to very aged, the CNPRC can accommodate a vast range of studies that vary greatly in size, scope and time-frame. Our animal care specialists ensure the well-being of our animals and all studies run through the CNPRC must pass three levels of rigorous review.