This page contains a selection of approved Primate Brain Bank projects, to illustrate the variety of uses of the tissue, and the world-wide reach of the PBB


Development of cortical pyramidal neurons in primates and its implications for human cognitive evolution.

Hrvoj-Mihic (2013).  Department of Anthropology, University of California – San Diego. 

Specimens:  Macaca fascicularis, Papio hamadryas, Pan troglodytes, Gorilla gorilla, Pongo pygmaeus.


Comparing primate brain connections.

Mars (2012). Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford. 

Specimens: Macaca arctoides.


Developing brain transcriptome of human and non-human primates.

Sestan (2010).  Department of Neurobiology, Yale University School of Medicine. 

Specimens:  Pan troglodytes, Pan paniscus, Gorilla gorilla gorilla, Pongo pygmaeus pygmaeus.


A comparative study of melaninisation in the primate brain.

Double (2010). Neuroscience Research Australia. 

Specimens: Callithrix, Macaca, Papio, Pan, Gorilla.