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  • Exciting Collaborations

    May 22, 2024

    Ongoing studies with Umoja Biopharma, HDT Bio, and the Allen Institute Nonhuman primate studies are crucial in biomedical research, particularly developing new therapies. The pigtail macaque monkeys at the Washington National Primate Research Center share a closer genetic and physiological resemblance to humans than other animal models. This similarity allows researchers to predict better how…

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  • Highlights from the Himalayas

    May 22, 2024

    Dr. Randy Kyes, chief of the Global Conservation, Education & Outreach unit at the WaNPRC, and his Nepali colleagues wrapped up their 21st year of field training in Kathmandu, Nepal, before gaining some altitude in their annual climb up to their field sites in Langtang National Park. This was a return the site of a…

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  • Updates from the Field: Southeast Asia

    February 4, 2024

    Friday, February 2, 2024: Midway through a thrilling three-week macaque distribution survey in Sumatra, spearheaded by Dr. Entang Iskandar from the Primate Research Center (PSSP) at IPB Bogor University, Randy's journey took an exciting turn. Navigating through the verdant landscapes of the Aceh province, they stumbled upon two substantial groups of macaques, featuring both pig-tailed…

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  • Fact Sheet: The Crucial Role of Pig-Tailed Macaque Monkeys in Health Discovery and Disease Treatment

    January 16, 2024

    Key Details: Pig-Tailed Macaque Monkeys Species: Macaca nemestrina Other common names: southern pigtail macaque, Sundaland pig-tailed macaque or Sunda pig-tailed macaque. Geographic locations of wild populations: Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand. Import status: All pigtails at the Washington National Primate Research Center are purpose-bred for research. Conditions negatively impacting wild pig-tailed macaque populations: Human encroachment into natural…

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  • Orsborn Awarded the Washington Research Foundation's Ronald S. Howell Distinguished Faculty Fellowship

    November 1, 2023

    Already holding the esteemed title of Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Dr. Amy Orsborn, Neuro core scientist at WaNPRC, was among three University of Washington (UW) faculty selected to comprise this inaugural cohort by the Washington Research Foundation (WRF). The UW Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering describes the fellowships…

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  • Dr. Michael Gale, Jr. awarded $8.5M P01 Grant for HIV Vaccine Research

    October 11, 2023

    The goal of this project is to define the molecular and cellular mechanisms by which IL-15 programs protective immunity with the RhCMV-SIV vaccine to inform our understanding of HCMV-HIV vaccine immunity against HIV. The world is in need of an effective HIV/AIDS vaccine, and the cytomegalovirus (CMV) vector-based HIV/SIV vaccine featured in our studies is…

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  • WaNPRC AD for Research quoted in Scientific American on the pursuit of a Valley Fever vaccine

    September 27, 2023

    As seen in October 2023 issue: The disease hits farmworkers and outdoor laborers disproportionately hard. The article discusses the growing threat of Valley fever, a fungal disease caused by Coccidioides, in the western United States, particularly in the San Joaquin Valley of California. Valley fever thrives in dry, dusty environments and can be inhaled as…

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  • Research Funding

    August 24, 2023

    research funding opportunities   UH3MH120095 (Ting/Lien/Levi/Kalume, MPI) – Cell type selective tools to interrogate and correct non-human primate and human brain circuitry neurophysiology of disjunctive saccades (w/ Allen Institute) R01EY035921 (Walton, PI) – Neurophysiology of Disjunctive Saccades R01AI17677 (Adams Waldorf/Gale, MPI)– Impact of Zika virus infection on fetal innate and adaptive immunity R01AI175459 (Frueh/Sacha, MPI; Gale, Co-I)– Non-canonical…

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  • Macaques in Puerto Rico learned to share shade after Hurricane Maria

    August 15, 2023

    Monkeys who are social were more likely to survive in the years following the storm From ScienceNews By Erin Garcia de Jesús AUGUST 15, 2023 After Hurricane Maria battered Puerto Rico in 2017, monkeys living there forged new bonds to share a suddenly scarce resource: shade. Rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta) that were willing to hang…

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  • Going on a trip? A COVID booster could be part of your plans

    June 22, 2023

    UW Medicine Newsroom asked faculty experts to offer a summer outlook on COVID protection. Virologist and WaNPRC Associate Director for Research, Dr. Deborah Fuller, and Immunologist Dr. Marion Pepper provide insights into the current status of COVID protection as the disease continues to impact respiratory infections. uw medicine newsroom

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