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NPRCs' Strong Showing at Neuroscience 2015

October 21, 2015

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The National Primate Research Centers (NPRCs) had a strong showing at Neuroscience 2015, this year's annual gathering of approximately 30,000 neuroscientists. The Society for Neuroscience sponsors this annual meeting, which was held Oct. 16-22 in Chicago this year.

Mike Mustari, director of the Washington NPRC, was one of four featured speakers at the annual Animals in Research panel. A summary of the session is available here.

Also, more than 25 NPRC researchers gave presentations. More information is available here.


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