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September 2, 2021

WaNPRC Announces Appointment of New Director

After a national search for a new center director, the WaNPRC has been awarded with the recruitment of an internationally recognized outside candidate. Effective October 16, 2021, Michele A. Basso, PhD, will join the WaNPRC as the new director. Dr. Basso is already discussing plans for recruitment of new investigators and bringing in new core…


August 27, 2021

Kyes Stresses Importance of Monitoring Wildlife and Human Interactions in Nepal

The Natural Resource Management Program at Nepal College of Engineering (NEC), in association with University of Washington, organized an August 20 webinar entitled, “Bush to Bench to Bedside: The Critical Role of Field Research in Biodiversity Conservation and Translational Science.” The keynote speaker at the webinar, Professor Randall C. Kyes, said that long-term monitoring is…


August 18, 2021

NIAID Now: The Important Role of Animal Research in mRNA COVID-19 Vaccine Development

As the global COVID-19 pandemic continues, safe and effective vaccines are playing a pivotal role in preventing severe disease and death and limiting the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The urgency of the COVID-19 pandemic necessitated rapid vaccine development and testing. Fortunately, NIAID’s decades-long support and conduct of coronavirus and vaccine research…


August 4, 2021

Retinal Researchers Tap Into TDP to Learn More About Predictive Coding

Retina ‘hardwired’ to predict path of moving objects  by Michael McCarthy Finding helps explain how baseball players can connect with a 100-mph fastball and how the rest of us manage everyday tasks. Neural circuits in the primate retina can generate the information needed to predict the path of a moving object before visual signals even…


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 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…


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…


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…


May 1, 2017

Randy Kyes in India: Sharing Thoughts on his Collaboration with the Gibbon Conservation Centre of Aaranyak

  Dr. Randall Kyes, Core Staff Scientist at the Washington National Primate Research Center, is working closely with Gibbon Conservation Centre of Aaranyak, conducting field courses for young conservationists in Northeast India for the past seven years. His work focuses on Conservation Biology and Global Health. In this clip, Dr. Kyes speaks about his association…



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