Non-Human Primate Research Center
THBI manages a non-human primate research center on Tsinghua University campus. The center has dedicated animal housing and research facilities with a focus on the common marmoset (Callithrix jacchus), a highly social New World primate species. State-of-the-art facilities at the center allow researchers to conduct a wide-range of studies in marmosets, from brain imaging, complex social behavior analyses, to brain diseases models. The center is equipped with an operating room, a genetic manipulation room, an embryo culture room, behavioral and electrophysiology laboratories, and a high-field (9.4T) animal MRI scanner. The center will be capable of producing genetically modified marmoset models for both basic and translational research projects. THBI non-human primate research center is open to researchers at both Tsinghua University and other area institutions.