Vision, Mission and Values

The Emory National Primate Research Center's vision, mission and values drive our commitment to improving human and animal health worldwide.


To be the leading center nationally and internationally for both basic and translational research that involves nonhuman primates to the benefit of humanity.


The Emory National Primate Research Center conducts essential basic science and translational research to advance scientific understanding and to improve human and animal health worldwide.

We accomplish our mission by providing leadership, training and resources to foster scientific creativity, collaboration and discoveries. The center grounds its research in scientific integrity, expert knowledge, respect for colleagues, commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, an open exchange of ideas and compassionate, quality animal care.



We are active partners in the global conservation and sustainability efforts to protect our research animals and environment. In all we do, we are responsible to the public trust.


We nurture individual brilliance in an environment of cutting-edge technology and resources to enable pioneering discoveries. Working passionately, we seek creative and innovative scientific solutions to fundamental problems in human and animal health.


We are committed to exceeding the highest ethical standards in all aspects of our work. As such, we expect from ourselves and offer to the public nothing less than honesty, integrity and accountability.


We foster a community where caring and fairness result in a genuine expression of collegiality. Our commitment to such teamwork and cooperative relationships accentuates our role as leaders.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

We value the diversity and the unique contributions members of our research community offer. We strive to create an equitable and inclusive community. The development of our employees, personally and professionally, through all stages of education and employment is a priority.