Washington National Primate Research Center

June 20, 2018

Q&A with Courtney Miller, new Grant and Contract Manager

Courtney joined the WaNPRC in March of 2018. She was brought on board during a transition within the Finance Division’s grant operations. This was also amidst Ann Schmidt’s retirement after her 36 years of service here. Courtney describes herself as highly motivated and goal oriented as a senior grant & contract management specialist. She has…


June 4, 2018

2018 Ignition Awards Recipients Named

The WaNPRC Pilot Program, which is conducted jointly with the Institute for Translational Health Sciences, has been presented previously in an earlier Weekly Update.  Since that time, the awards for the Fiscal Year 57 have been made and we want to present some short summaries of these protocols, to demonstrate the type(s) of research the…


April 2, 2018

Q&A with Ann Schmidt who Retires After 36 Years of Service at the Primate Center

When and how did you first arrive here at the UW and Primate Center? What was your path to the position you are now leaving? I graduated as a Vet Tech (Pierce College) in 1979.  I was working at the old Emergency Vet Hospital with Bill Morton, who was also the WaNPRC Supervisory Vet at…


January 23, 2018

WaNPRC Neuroscientist Featured for Pioneering Work on Brain-Computer Interface

A piece on Dr. Eberhard Fetz, WaNPRC core staff scientist and professor of physiology & biophysics has appeared within the cover article published in the January 4th issue of The Economist. The piece, as part of the Technology Quarterly, focuses on the science of thoughts controlling machines. “BCIs have deep roots. In the 18th century Luigi…


December 27, 2017

Promise Seen in One-and-done Approach to Combat flu

The strategy introduces stable components of flu virus to the body to spur universal, and long-lasting DNA-enhanced protection. Getting a flu shot every year can be a pain. One UW Medicine researcher is hoping to make the yearly poke a thing of the past with the development of a universal vaccine that would protect from all strains of influenza virus,…


October 6, 2017

NPRCs Pitching in: Recovery Continues for the Caribbean Primate Research Center – Puerto Rico

The Washington National Primate Research Center was tapped to serve as the coordinating center to oversee the combined pledge of funds from the NPRCs in California, Georgia, Louisiana, Texas, Washington and Wisconsin totaling $30,000. This aid will arrive in Puerto Rico by way of a container ship with vital supplies and equipment. The NIH is…


September 26, 2017

Brain at Work: Spotting Half-hidden Objects

 Credit: Pasupathy ShapeLAB/UW Medicine Anitha Pasupathy of UW Medicine in Seattle explains her work on how different parts of the brain communicate when trying to recognize partially hidden shapes. She is on the faculty of the Department of Biological Structure at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Credit: Randy Carnell and Megan Clark/UW…


July 19, 2017

PDSL – Services

The PDSL supports researchers and clinicians by providing high quality, specialized laboratory assays, services and materials that are optimized for detection and quantitation of non-human primate proteins and nucleic acids. Please see our services in the links below and contact us to determine the best and most economical solutions for your testing needs. Download Virology…


June 30, 2017

WaNPRC Hosts Director of German Primate Center

On June 29, the WaNPRC hosted Dr. Stefan Treue, Director of the German Primate Center (DPZ) and Head of the Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory (CNL) at the University of Göttingen. Dr. Treue was first greeted by Dr. Greg Horwitz whom he had teamed up with on a 2010 summer Computational Neuroscience workshop on vison at the…


June 22, 2017

Staff Interview: Cassie Moats

The Washington National Primate Research Center supports outstanding research directed towards significant human health issues and nonhuman primate health and biology. In order to accomplish this mission, we carefully monitor the health and well-being of our animals. We are proud of the high quality animal care that is provided by our personnel. The BioBulletin newsletter…


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