Wake Forest Primate Program Feasibility Study Announcement

Shared via Wake Forest CTSA
Post date: 
February 21, 2018


The Wake Forest Primate Signature Program’s mission is to provide funds, monkeys, expertise, and infrastructure for feasibility studies that advance the CTSA network’s translational research by the use of monkeys. The Program maintains the Vervet Research Colony (VRC), which is the most highly characterized U.S. monkey population relative to pedigree, phenotype and genotype. Each year we provide funds for feasibility studies to assist investigators interested in exploring an idea using the vervet colony. Studies will be conducted at Wake Forest with significant technical and faculty support with no requirement for the awardee to be on-site during the study. Learn more or submit an LOI.


We will consider all scientific requests that translate preclinical or clinical observations. Examples of past studies have included the assessment of:

 Safer infant anesthesia

  • Novel PET imaging tracers
  • Immune response of vervets to a native HIV envelope protein
  • Therapeutic compound in lowering intraocular pressure
  • Neonatal microbiome and its influence on health and disease
  • Impact of diet and eating pattern on markers of diseases of aging

Funding Amout: $10,000-$15,000
LOI Deadline: March 16, 2018