What do creating an AIDS vaccine, developing treatments for drug addiction and better understanding hormonal effects on behavior have in common with producing safer drugs for organ transplant recipients, preventing childhood-onset visual problems and expanding cognition research? They are all key research programs taking place at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center.
As one of only seven National Institutes of Health–designated national primate research centers, Yerkes is unique in its position to carry out such diverse research. Our researchers work within the scientific Divisions of Behavioral Neuroscience and Psychiatric Disorders, Developmental and Cognitive Neuroscience, Microbiology and Immunology, and Neuropharmacology and Neurologic Diseases, as well as the scientific and service Divisions of Animal Resources and Pathology, and serve as resources for other researchers throughout the world.
To learn more about our diverse and collaborative research programs that are advancing science and improving health, click on the links to the left.