Respiratory Disease Center

The CNPRC Respiratory Disease Center (RDC) opened in 2014. The state-of-the-art 19,000 square-foot Center, funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and UC Davis, has wet laboratories and an inhalation exposure facility that is setting the standards for research in respiratory health. Research using nonhuman primate models of lung disease may be conducted by independent investigators with the assistance of CNPRC Research Cores. Scientists and staff associated with each of the Cores provide consultation in experimental design, sample collection, and date analysis, and offer assays that utilize species-specific reagents wherever possible. Core scientists can also work with users to develop new assays to meet research needs.