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Biomedical Science’s Instrumental Model: Rhesus Macaques — TXBioBytes Podcast Episode 009

Infant rhesus macaque
A baby rhesus macaque basks in the sunshine with its mother.

Rhesus macaque monkeys are nonhuman primates that originate from the jungles of India. Hundreds of them live at the Southwest National Primate Research Center on the Texas Biomedical Research Institute campus.

Macaques are useful for studying diseases from HIV to Ebola.

While the macaques live in indoor/outdoor housing, the scientific work performed on their samples takes place in a lab setting.

Rhesus macaque monkey
Hundreds of rhesus macaque monkeys are housed at the Southwest National Primate Research Center.