AIDS-Related Diseases
Providing expertise and resources to better understand, prevent and treat HIV and AIDS.
Nonhuman Primate Systems Biology
Using systems biology and computational modeling to understand infection and immunology.
Global Programs
Focusing on conservation biology, field study training and emerging infectious diseases.
Neuroscience
Using the primate model to answer questions about the nervous system, vision and more.
Reproductive & Developmental Sciences
Exploring reproductive biology, stem cell research and cognitive development.
Evolutionary Emergence of Infectious Diseases
Understanding how interspecies interaction leads to the emergence of disease.
Venture/Pilot Program
Providing specialized facilities, expertise and support to investigators with approved projects.

Division of Neuroscience

The Division of Neuroscience is dedicated to supporting innovative state-of-the-art neuroscience research with nonhuman primates for scientific programs both within and outside the Washington National Primte Research Center. Its Scientific Primate Resources component consists of 7 Core Staff and 4 Research Affiliate laboratories, all housed within the Center. These labs provide research services, training, consulting and collaborative expertise in the areas of primate sensory, motor and cognitive neuroscience. All investigators use the primate model exclusively and pose questions whose answers impact directly on the function and treatment of the human nervous system. All have strong extramural funding.

Individual Core Staff and Research Affiliates:

  • Train graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and visiting scientists in specialized neuroscience techniques
  • Collaborate with investigators outside the center on “service projects” not supported by other grants
  • Serve on editorial boards and review research papers and grant applications concerning nonhuman primates
  • Perform other administrative activities within the center such as committee service and report writing

The Division includes three supporting Cores that perform crucial functions that allow the Division to fulfill its mission of providing a stimulating environment in which neuroscientists can gain research experience with nonhuman primates. These include the Bioengineering Core, Biostructure Technology Laboratory, and the Imaging Core.

Core Staff Scientists

Name
WaNPRC Division
Position
UW Department(s)
Douglas M. BowdenNeuroscienceCore Staff ScientistDepartment of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Beth BuffaloNeuroscienceCore Staff ScientistDepartment of Physiology & Biophysics
Eliza CurnowReproductive &
Developmental Sciences
Research Scientist
Dennis M. DaceyNeuroscienceCore Staff ScientistDepartment of Biological Structure
Eberhard E. Fetz
NeuroscienceCore Staff ScientistDepartment of Physiology and Biophysics
Gregory D. Horwitz
NeuroscienceCore Staff ScientistDepartment of Physiology and Biophysics
Nichole KlattAIDS-related ResearchCore Staff ScientistDepartment of Pharmaceutics
Michael Mustari
Neuroscience

Reproductive &
Developmental Sciences
Core Staff ScientistDepartment of Ophthalmology
Anitha Pasupathy
NeuroscienceCore Staff ScientistDepartment of Biological Structure
Jim SackettReproductive &
Developmental Sciences (Emeritus)
Core Staff ScientistDepartment of Psychology