Research Programs

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The Tulane National Primate Research Center is involved in a variety of important multidisciplinary projects focusing on areas of biomedical research with high priority concerns for human health. This section, which is intended for the interested researcher, scientist or investigator, provides information on those research programs and projects.

The functions of each research program and project are discussed within the parameters of each division’s research, research resources and educational and training opportunities. Many of the diseases we investigate at the TNPRC fall within the area of research of multiple Divisions.


  • Comparative Pathology
    • Macaque model of neuroAIDS
    • AIDS and the mucosal immune system
    • Heterosexual transmission of AIDS: Development of microbicides to prevent transmission
    • Testing new therapies for AIDS
  • Immunology
  • Microbiology
    • Origins and Genetic Diversity of HIV and the Emergence of Pandemic HIV
    • Pathogenesis of SIV
    • Heterosexual Models for HIV Transmission
    • AIDS vaccines

Krabbé Disease


Lyme Disease



  • Microbiology
    • Natural History of Microsporidial Infections and Therapeutic Approaches

Respiratory Syncytical Virus (RSV)



Varicella-Zoster Virus (VZV)

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