Abstract # 4665 Event # 22:

Scheduled for Thursday, June 20, 2013 11:15 AM-12:30 PM: Session 2 (San Geronimo Ballroom B) Symposium


CAYO SANTIAGO: STUDIES IN DEVELOPMENT AND PHYSIOLOGY

J. Gonzalez
Caribbean Primate Research Center, Univ. of PR- Medical Sciences Campus, Sabana Seca, PR 00952-1053, USA
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     The Cayo Santiago Indian-origin rhesus macaque has been a critical animal model used to study a broad range of human disorders. This symposium will profile the translational research being conducted with the captive colony of the Caribbean Primate Research Center at the Sabana Seca Field Station and the only skeletal collection of nonhuman primates that is totally curated and of known lineal descent in the world. The symposium will present some of the most recent studies, including the first intrinsic circadian disorder in rhesus monkeys, and the development of the nonhuman primate model of periodontitis to evaluate host bacterial interactions in the chronic inflammatory disease. We will foster cross-disciplinary discussions, collaborations and networking among attendees.