About Dr. Ruiz
Dr. Ruiz has worked with Squirrel Monkeys and other nonhuman primates for 40 years. He has been the clinical veterinarian of the Squirrel Monkey Breeding and Research Resource (a national resource supported by NIH) for the last 16 years and has participated since then as an investigator on a P40 Grant: "The Squirrel Monkey Breeding and Research Colony". He has been the Principal Investigator and clinical veterinarian on several projects using Squirrel Monkeys. He has expertise in other New and Old World Primates (Howler monkeys, Owl monkeys, Common Marmosets, Capuchins and Rhesus monkeys). Dr. Ruiz has developed a very strong relationship with primatologists from Central and South American countries and periodically conducts primatological courses in Latin American countries. He has published more than 30 articles and has mentored many students, residents and externs from all over the world.
Associate Professor, Department of Comparative Medicine, Michale E. Keeling Center for Comparative Medicine and Research, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Bastrop, TX
Research Affiliate, National Primate Research Center, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
|1975||University of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, ARG, DVM, Veterinary Medicine|
|1982-1982||Primate Conservation, Program for Tropical Conservation, Center for Latin-American Studies, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL|
|1981-1981||Primate Behavior, National Zoological Park, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC|
|Title:||Development of a Nonhuman Primate Model of Polyomavirus Disease|