The Washington National Primate Research Center provides an appropriate environment to support outstanding biomedical research directed toward significant human health issues and nonhuman primate health and biology.
The WaNPRC performs critical biomedical research leading to new advances in science and medicine. Our researchers are working to develop effective vaccines and therapies for HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases as well as new advances in genetics, neuroscience, vision, and stem cell biology and therapy. The WaNPRC directly supports the National Institutes of Health’s mission to translate scientific advances into meaningful improvement in healthcare and medicine.
The Center has been a part of the University of Washington research community since 1961 and is one of seven National Primate Research Center programs established by Congress in 1959 in order to provide specialized resources for nonhuman primate research studies that are applicable to human health.