Washington National Primate Research Center

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 8 Core Staff and 11 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 Core Staff use the primate model exclusively, pose questions whose answers impact directly on the function and treatment of the human nervous system, and 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 the Instrumentation Services Core, which performs 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.

Core Staff Scientists

Name WaNPRC Division Position UW Department(s)
Beth Buffalo Neuroscience Core Staff Scientist Department of Physiology & Biophysics
Thomas M. Burbacher

Neuroscience Core Staff Scientist Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences
Eberhard E. Fetz Neuroscience Core Staff Scientist Department of Physiology and Biophysics
Gregory D. Horwitz Neuroscience Chief - Core Staff Scientist Department of Physiology and Biophysics
Amy Orsborn Neuroscience Core Staff Scientist Department of Electrical Engineering
Department of Bioengineering
Anitha Pasupathy Neuroscience Core Staff Scientist Department of Biological Structure
Azadeh Yazdan-Shahmorad Neuroscience Core Staff Scientist Department of Electrical Engineering
Department of Bioengineering
Steve Perlmutter Neuroscience Core Staff Scientist Department of Physiology and Biophysics
Robijanto Soetedjo Neuroscience Neuroscience Affiliate Researcher Physiology and Biophysics
Yoshiko Kojima Neuroscience Neuroscience Affiliate Researcher Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Mark Walton Neuroscience Neuroscience Affiliate Researcher WaNPRC
Wyeth Bair Neuroscience Neuroscience Affiliate Researcher Department of Biological Structure
Jay Neitz Neuroscience Neuroscience Affiliate Researcher Department of Ophthalmology
Maureen Neitz Neuroscience Neuroscience Affiliate Researcher Department of Ophthalmology
Jim Phillips Neuroscience Neuroscience Affiliate Researcher Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Ric Robinson Neuroscience Neuroscience Affiliate Researcher Department of Biological Structure
Jon Rueckemann Neuroscience Neuroscience Affiliate Researcher Department of Physiology and Biophysics
Jonathan Ting Neuroscience Neuroscience Affiliate Researcher
Jack Waters Neuroscience Neuroscience Affiliate Researcher