The Yerkes National Primate Research Center, a component of Emory's Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center, conducts essential basic science and translational research to advance scientific understanding and to improve the health and well-being of humans and nonhuman primates. Today, the center, as one of only eight National Institutes of Health-funded national primate research centers, provides leadership, training and resources to foster scientific creativity, collaboration and discoveries. Yerkes-based research is grounded in scientific integrity, expert knowledge, respect for colleagues, an open exchange of ideas and compassionate, quality animal care. Recognized as a multidisciplinary research institute, the Yerkes Research Center is making landmark discoveries in the fields of microbiology and immunology, neuroscience, psychobiology, and sensory-motor systems.
The center's vision is to be internationally recognized nationally and internationally as a leading center for both basic and applied research that involves our nonhuman primate colony and other animal species strategically in the service of humanity.