Washington National Primate Research Center

July 2, 2021

Gordon: Got a COVID vaccination? You can thank research and science

Just like our doctors and nurses, researchers in the Pacific Northwest have also been on the frontlines working at a rapid pace to understand the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19: how it spreads, how it infects, who it infects, why it shows itself in a variety of symptoms and why it progresses in such a…


April 7, 2021

2021 Ignition Awards Recipients Named

2021 Ignition Awards Recipients: The WaNPRC Pilot Program is conducted jointly with the Institute for Translational Health Sciences and provides funding to collect preliminary data for future funding opportunities. The goal is to fund projects with innovative research endeavors that have translational implications to move toward human applications. This year there was a competitive pool…


March 25, 2020

COVID-19 Announcements & Links


March 23, 2020

2020 Ignition Awards Recipients Named

2020 Ignition Awards Recipients: The WaNPRC Pilot Program is conducted jointly with the Institute for Translational Health Sciences and provides funding to collect preliminary data for future funding opportunities. The goal is to fund projects with innovative research endeavors that have translational implications to move toward human applications. This year there was a competitive pool…


September 17, 2019

Conservation Leaders of Tomorrow Look to Yesterday: 20 Years of Community Outreach Education at the Tangkoko Nature Reserve, Indonesia


May 29, 2019

Dr. Melween Martinez Tells the Story of the CPRC and Hurricane Maria: Lessons learned


May 3, 2019

2019 Ignition Awards Recipients Named

2019 Ignition Awards Recipients: The WaNPRC Pilot Program is conducted jointly with the Institute for Translational Health Sciences and provides funding to collect preliminary data for future funding opportunities. The goal is to fund projects with innovative research endeavors that have translational implications to move toward human applications. This year there was a competitive pool…


February 14, 2019

Regenerative Therapy for Glaucoma in Squirrel Monkeys

The following is a transcript from a discussion with Thomas A. Reh, PhD, Professor of Biological Structure and Principle Investigator examining Retinal Development and Regeneration, joined by Catherine Ray, Reh Lab Project Manager. The objective of the discussion was to learn details about the research the laboratory will be conducting and what resources the WaNPRC…


November 29, 2018

International UW Collaboration Inspects MRSA in Wild Monkey and Swine Populations of Nepal

Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) is a ubiquitous bacterium colonizing 20–30% of the human population. Beyond asymptomatic carriage, S. aureus causes a wide range of infections, such as skin and soft tissue infections (SSTI), bone, joint and implant infections, pneumonia, septicemia and various toxicoses such as toxic shock syndrome. Shortly after the introduction of penicillin in…


July 9, 2018

Zika Virus Poses Greater Threat to Fetus Than Thought; Observations in NHPs Call for Closer Follow-up of Exposed Infants

Research from several institutions, including the Washington National Primate Research Center (WaNPRC) at the University of Washington, suggests that more women could be losing their pregnancies to the Zika virus (ZIKV) without knowing they are infected. The study, published in Nature Medicine on July 2, found that 26 percent of nonhuman primates infected with Zika during early…


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