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 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

NameWaNPRC DivisionPositionUW Department(s)
Beth BuffaloNeuroscienceCore Staff ScientistDepartment of Physiology & Biophysics
Thomas M. Burbacher

NeuroscienceCore Staff ScientistDepartment of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences
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
Michael Mustari
NeuroscienceCore Staff ScientistDepartment of Ophthalmology
Anitha Pasupathy
NeuroscienceCore Staff ScientistDepartment of Biological Structure