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The following is a brief summary of the research being conducted on monkeys at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. This page is a work in progress.
David Abbott: Abbott's work involves the experimental induction of various deformities and physiological problems in female monkeys by exposing them to high levels of testosterone in utero.
Michele Basso: Basso implants electrodes into monkeys' brains and surgically implants tracking coils behind their eyes.
Ruth Benca: Benca used monkeys left over from other experiments who have been experimentally brain damaged. She compares the ability to sleep while restrained overnight in a chair in these monkeys and monkeys without the brain damage.
Christopher Coe: Coe frightens pregnant monkeys and then compares the effects of such stress on the immune systems of their offspring to the immune systems of monkeys born to mothers who were not similarly frightened.
Alexander Converse: A coauthor of Davidson and Kalin.
Richard Davidson: Davidson, working primarily with Kalin and Shelton, subjects young monkeys to various fearful experiences, damages their brains, and then compares their resulting responses to the same experiences.
B. Göran Hellekant: Hellekant studies the physiology of taste. He dissects living primates’ cheeks and jaws and exposes the nerves that run from the tongue to the brain. He records the nerves' sensations while dropping different sweeteners onto the monkeys' outstretched tongues. He has been doing this to primates and other animals for over 30 years.
Ned Kalin: Kalin studies the neurophysiology of fear. He and his colleagues have identified a subgroup of monkeys with the genetic predelection to be more fearful. Kalin subjects monkeys with this characteristic to fearful situations before and after damaging their brains.
Paul Kaufman: Kaufman experiments on monkeys' eyes using various surgical and chemical methods.
"My research centers on two areas:
Our second major area of research involves studies of presbyopia, the age-related loss of the ability to accommodate, which is the most common ocular affliction, affecting every human over the age of 45 years...."
Joseph Kemnitz: Kemnitz's primary work is the long-term consequences of caloric restriction, an area of research mainstream scientists have dubbed, "fringe science."
Mary Schneider: Schneider studies the long-term effects of fetal alcohol exposure.
Ei Terasawa: Terasawa studies the onset of puberty and sexual maturation by pumping chemicals in and out of the brains of awake monkeys. The USDA recently discovered that the UW oversight committee had no understanding of what was occuring in Terasawa's lab and had failed to regulate her experiments as required by federal law.
David Watkins: There may be no single researcher at the primate center more responsible for more suffering. It seems to be all about money.
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