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The Yerkes National Primate Research Center is committed to sharing research information and scientific discoveries with the community. As such, our researchers are available to speak to community and educational organiztions and at career days and science fairs. If you are interested in scheduling a speaker, please email your request to the Yerkes Public Affairs Department at

Available speaker topics include:
  • Alzheimer’s Disease and Cognitive Decline in Aging
  • Autism
  • Drug Addiction
  • Evolution and comparative research with chimpanzees
  • Fear and Anxiety
  • Genomics
  • Hormones and Behavior
  • Infectious Diseases, including HIV/AIDS
  • Neurological Disorders, including Parkinson’s Disease
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • PTSD
  • Veterinary Medicine and Research

** Due to health and safety concerns, we are unable to bring animals to schools or community events. Wild animals should never be handled without proper training.