Abstract # 21:

Scheduled for Thursday, June 20, 2013 10:45 AM-11:00 AM: Session 1 (San Geronimo Ballroom B) Symposium


CAYO SANTIAGO - A SCIENTIFIC TREASURE

C. H. Southwick and H. M. Southwick
University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80303, USA
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     Cayo Santiago and the Caribbean Primate Research Center are unique in the history of primatology. The foresight and planning of Dr. C. R. Carpenter are amazing – he chose a remarkable species, and the right location. His field research led to basic understanding of primate social structures, maternal care, infant development, intergroup relations and primate demography. From a wonderful background of behavior, begun by Carpenter and continued by many distinguished primatologists on Cayo Santiago, the CPRC was founded in 1970 from the Laboratory of Perinatal Physiology to capitalize on an outstanding array of research in reproductive physiology, neuroendocrinology, immunology, virology, gerontology, and other biomedical sciences of great human value. Cayo and CPRC are mutually dependent. Research associations have been developed with 12 schools and campuses of UPR, 17 U.S. Universities, and 6 foreign Universities. This is a wonderful time to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of Cayo Santiago, and the 43rd Anniversary of the CPRC.