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 Primate Research Center. Its Scientific Primate Resources component consists of 8 Core Staff and 11 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 Core Staff use the primate model exclusively, pose questions whose answers impact directly on the function and treatment of the human nervous system, and 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 the Instrumentation Services Core, which performs 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.

Core Staff Scientists

NameWaNPRC DivisionPositionUW Department(s)
Beth BuffaloNeuroscienceCore Staff ScientistDepartment of Physiology & Biophysics
Dennis M. DaceyNeuroscienceCore Staff ScientistDepartment of Biological Structure
Eberhard E. Fetz
NeuroscienceCore Staff ScientistDepartment of Physiology and Biophysics
Gregory D. Horwitz
NeuroscienceChief - Core Staff ScientistDepartment of Physiology and Biophysics
Amy Orsborn
NeuroscienceCore Staff ScientistDepartment of Electrical Engineering
Department of Bioengineering
Anitha Pasupathy
NeuroscienceCore Staff ScientistDepartment of Biological Structure
Azadeh Yazdan-Shahmorad
NeuroscienceCore Staff ScientistDepartment of Electrical Engineering
Department of Bioengineering
Steve PerlmutterNeuroscienceCore Staff ScientistDepartment of Physiology and Biophysics
Robijanto SoetedjoNeuroscienceNeuroscience Affiliate ResearcherPhysiology and Biophysics
Yoshiko KojimaNeuroscienceNeuroscience Affiliate ResearcherDepartment of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Mark WaltonNeuroscienceNeuroscience Affiliate ResearcherWaNPRC
Wyeth BairNeuroscienceNeuroscience Affiliate ResearcherDepartment of Biological Structure
Jay Neitz NeuroscienceNeuroscience Affiliate ResearcherDepartment of Ophthalmology
Maureen Neitz NeuroscienceNeuroscience Affiliate ResearcherDepartment of Ophthalmology
Jim Phillips NeuroscienceNeuroscience Affiliate ResearcherDepartment of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Ric RobinsonNeuroscienceNeuroscience Affiliate ResearcherDepartment of Biological Structure
Jon RueckemannNeuroscienceNeuroscience Affiliate ResearcherDepartment of Physiology and Biophysics
Jonathan Ting NeuroscienceNeuroscience Affiliate Researcher
Jack Waters NeuroscienceNeuroscience Affiliate Researcher