The California National Primate Research Center supports nonhuman primate research for academic, non-profit and corporate investigators nationwide.  Through core laboratory services, study design, model development, and much more, CNPRC can improve the quality and effectiveness of your study – helping you make breakthroughs in biomedical research.  The following are opportunities to apply our unrivaled expertise and resources to the specific needs of your study.

Study Design and New Model Development

With extensive capabilities and assets, CNPRC scientists have the skill and resources to design and direct GLP studies that lead to breakthroughs in biomedical research.

Our core and affiliate scientists from across the UC Davis campus, including the School of Medicine, School of Veterinary Medicine, and College of Engineering, work with our animal models to uncover new insights into human health and cost-effective validation of treatments for the diseases and disorders that negatively impact our lives.

Consistently working on developing new models and collaborating with researchers from UC Davis’ top ranked programs, the scientists at CNPRC are equipped and poised to take your study to the next level.

Dr. Danielle Beckman

Core Laboratory Services

The Flow Cytometry Core allows investigators to detect and measure the physical and chemical characteristics of cells.  We provide the instrumentation, protocols, support and administration to extract quantifiable data from your samples.

The Inhalation Exposure Core allows investigators to study the health effects of airborne materials.  It has the capability of delivering a wide variety of biological entities for inhalation – from individual cells to populations of organisms, including a great range of compounds.

The Multimodal Imaging Core provides investigators ways to acquire qualitative and quantitative data using in vivo imaging techniques. The Core addresses a wide range of imaging modalities from cellular to whole-animal imaging.

The Primate Assay Laboratory Core allows investigators to conduct research with the endocrine and immune systems – two areas where a nonhuman primate model comes closer to human functionality than any other animal model.

Research Services

Each study facilitated by the CNPRC is assigned a Staff Research Associate (SRA), a member of our exemplary research services team, to ensure all aspects of the study run smoothly.  This includes, but is not limited to, providing assistance with the following:

  • Project consultation and budgeting
  • Animal selection and screening
  • IACUC protocol
  • Project management

The communication process is streamlined to keep the focus on discoveries, not administrative details.

Dr Glen Yiu

Other Services

Anatomic and Clinical Pathology supports investigators in their diagnosis of disease in organs, tissues, blood, and other bodily fluids.  Our extensive expertise in clinical, gross and microscopic diagnostic pathology supports multidisciplinary research in human health and disease.

Our Clinical Laboratory supports investigators in the areas of hematology, microbiology, chemistry, parasitology, serum preparation and urinalysis.  It mimics the day to day operation of a human clinical laboratory including the quality control and compliant regulations followed by human laboratories.

Our Genetics Management Services support investigators performing genetics-related research.  From colony management and banking to DNA extraction and analysis, we have extensive resources to accommodate a wide range of genetic studies.

Primate Medicine supports investigators performing veterinary research.  Our team provides clinical veterinary care to a colony of about 5000 nonhuman primates and is committed to teaching and training.

WhatIF is a mathematical modeling program available to investigators for download, which predicts population structure in breeding colonies of nonhuman primates.  It allows for projections of age class, life stage and gender, as well as simulation of the effect on population structure of various demographic and management parameters.

Initiating Research

Increase the impact of your research through CNPRC’s specialized resources and extensive expertise.  Explore the services we offer, discover how they may impact the effectiveness of your research, and contact us to get started.

Animal Models

Humans and nonhuman primates have a high degree of biological similarity, providing researchers with incomparable opportunities to study human diseases and disorders.  Explore the animal models living within our colony and learn the benefits of including them in your studies.

Data Integrity

The integrity of our nonhuman primate studies is enhanced by a biobehavioral and physiological characterization that is performed on all animals in our colony at four months of age.  Explore how this highly standardized series of assessments provides for exceptional depth of knowledge and data.

Associated Labs and Centers

From microbe analysis to gene transfer, CNPRC has unique labs and facility associations that can be utilized in your research.  Explore the work done at these highly specialized facilities and consider the impact they could have on your research.

Contact us today to explore a research partnership!