Primate Center Services

Colony Management Unit

Colony Management and Animal Services share responsibilities with Veterinary Services for animal husbandry, colony records, quality assurance, animal assignments, and procurement and transportation of animals. They also share responsibility for regulatory compliance with respect to animal use and facility operations, AAALAC-I and protocol compliance. Currently, this unit consists of one colony manager, three supervisors, and 26 animal care staff. Animal care staff perform daily husbandry activities and provide environmental enrichment for the approximately 1200 primates composed of rhesus and cynomolgus macaques, and common marmosets.

Contact Information

  • Phone: 608-890-1142

Services Supported

  • primate husbandry
  • primate environmental enrichment
  • basic sample collection such as blood, urine, feces, etc.
  • primate restraint
  • colony records entries

Key Personnel

Bonnie Friscino Colony Manager (608) 890-1142
Dana Bonin Supervisor
Steve Cleary Supervisor (608) 265-4268
Tracy Leinbach Supervisor (608) 890-2675
Marilina Vazquez Supervisor (608) 890-2425
Dave Wade Supervisor (608) 265-0333
Les Sander Colony Records (608) 265-9157
Marta Aguero Koch Colony Records (608) 263-3540
Lisa Tomczak Colony Records (608) 263-3540

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do I gain information about availability of animal resources at the Primate Center?
    For questions related to animal resource availability, please contact Bonnie Friscino.
  • How do I request animals for use in a research project?
    For questions related to animal assignments, please contact Bonnie Friscino.
  • Who do I contact to request technical research support from Animal Services?
    Requests for research support can be made through Bonnie Friscino.
  • Who do I contact for questions related to occupational, chemical or biological safety in Animal Services?
    Please direct these questions to Bonnie Friscino.

Entry created: 2003-09-25
Entry last reviewed: 2013-11-26