The University of Nebraska at Omaha’s Callitrichid Research Center is dedicated to providing an environment that fosters excellence in research on the behavioral endocrinology of social behavior in marmosets.
In order to meet our mission:
1) We provide a supportive environment for undergraduate and graduate students, research technicians, and PhD-level scientists conducive to generating new knowledge in behavioral endocrinology.
2) We maintain a large colony of marmosets, currently numbering approximately 90 animals. Marmosets are housed in large enclosures in normative social groups (male-female pairs and family groups).
3) We provide expertise, training, and resources for students and visiting researchers in colony management, behavioral research, and endocrine analysis.
4) We have a fully operational on-site Endocrine Bioservices Laboratory.
5) We disseminate information to the community through peer-reviewed publications as well as attendance at national and international meetings, including American Society of Primatologists, Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology, Society for Social Neuroscience, and Society for Neuroscience.