Associate Professor, Veterinary Sciences,The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer CenterBiography
Dr. Schapiro received his Ph.D. in comparative psychology from the University of California at Davis in 1985. Dr. Schapiro has studied captive Old World monkeys at the Kenya and California Primate Research Centers and New World monkeys at the Caribbean Primate Research Center. For the last 23 years at UTMDACC, he has been performing a series of controlled experiments that examine the effects of environmental enrichment on rhesus monkeys housed singly, in pairs, and in groups. For the past 15 years, he has been involved in a variety of research and management projects in the UTMDACC chimpanzee colony as well. Dr. Schapiro's research interests include assessing the effects of the social environment on the behavior and immunological responses of primates and in applying these data to the social and immunological management of captive research colonies.