Appropriate facilities are a critical component of WaNPRC operations and the Center’s ability to effectively support nonhuman primate biomedical research. The WaNPRC is headquartered on the University of Washington’s Seattle campus (UW), within the Warren G. Magnuson Health Sciences Center. The complex research facilities and labs of the Center’s Neuroscience Division, Protective Immunity (FGID), International Programs, Primate Resources Division and the Director’s Office occupy the I-Wing.
The Magnuson Health Sciences Center is also home to the UW Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health and Community Medicine. The School of Medicine is a regional resource for Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho (WWAMI) and a nationally and internationally recognized leader in medical education, patient care, and scientific research.
Jointly supported by the WaNPRC and Center on Human Development and Disability (CHDD), the Infant Primate Research Laboratory of the Reproductive and Developmental Sciences Division is also located within the Magnuson Health Sciences complex.
The WaNPRC’s AIDS-related Research Programs, Virology Core Lab, and Colony Health Diagnostics Laboratory are located in the Center’s Western facility in Seattle’s Belltown. The Reproductive Biology Core and the Division of Finance and Administration are also located in this downtown facility.
The Functional Genomics and Infectious Diseases Division occupies specialized facilities in the Rosen Building, located in Seattle’s emerging biotechnology hub of South Lake Union.
In 2013, WaNPRC established a “specific pathogen free” breeding colony of pigtail macaques located in Mesa, Arizona. This is an Indoor/outdoor housing compound with support facilities. The breeding colony is located on 21 acres of Tribal Land belonging to the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community (SRPMIC).
The WaNPRC also maintains a longstanding collaboration with the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center where the Stem Cell Biology and Transplantation Core of the Division of Reproductive and Developmental Sciences is located.