Lab Rat Chat

25. Monkey Business

November 30, 2021 Lab Rat Chat
Lab Rat Chat
25. Monkey Business
Show Notes

Lab Rat Chat - Episode 25 with Lindsay Bader

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In this episode of Lab Rat Chat, Danielle and Jeff chat with Lindsay Bader, who is a Senior Research Associate at the Oregon National Primate Research Center.   Lindsay has a ton of hands-on experience  working with many different species of monkeys .  She's been deeply involved in the research as well the animal care and husbandry components that go along with it, and has a wealth of information to share about what it's like working with monkeys in laboratory environments.

Topics discussed in this episode:

  • Lindsay's extensive and impressive background working with monkeys in research settings.
  • The types of research that goes on at the Oregon National Primate Research Center and the types of animals they have.
  • How and why enrichment is so important, especially when working specifically with monkeys in research.
  • The many complexities that are involved in trying to house compatible groups of monkeys together.
  • The impacts certain activities, such as feeding animals treats that are on restricted or controlled diets, can have on research data.

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