Student Research: Alma Maria Cardenas

, , 2000
Faculty Advisor: Thomas M. Burbacher

The Effects of Prenatal Methanol Exposure on Simple and Choice Reaction Time in Nonhuman Primates


Abstract

Methanol is being considered as a possible alternative fuel to decrease our dependence on non-renewable resources. Although methanol is a known teratogen in rodents, no developmental studies have been conducted in nonhuman primates. Nonhuman primates are the animal model of choice for methanol exposure studies due to their similarities with humans in methanol metabolism. To assess the developmental effects of prenatal methanol exposure, a long-term study was initiated using Macaca fascicularis monkeys. Results from this study have indicated that offSpring