Research activities at the California National Primate Research Center (CNPRC) contribute to the understanding of the underpinnings of chronic disease from the earliest developmental stages through maturation and aging, using new biomarkers and novel in vivo imaging tools. Translational teams of scientists represent a variety of disciplines and typically hold joint appointments in Schools (e.g., Medicine and Veterinary Medicine) and Colleges (e.g., Engineering, Letters and Science) throughout UC Davis.
The CNPRC is comprised of four research units with Core and Affiliate scientists that focus on specific areas of human and animal health. Innovative health research and investigational new drug (IND)-enabling investigations happen within each unit and across units, as research staff and scientists collaborate to study the effects of aging, specific health conditions and biobehavioral factors on individual primates. The breadth and depth of scientific expertise combined with the diverse colony of primates housed at the CNPRC allow an unprecedented study of health across the lifespan.