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Washington National Primate Research Center


June 3, 2015

Neitz Color Vision Lab Featured in Newsweek

Husband and wife researchers Jay and Maureen Neitz conducted a groundbreaking study in 2009 at the Washington National Primate Research Center (WaNPRC), located at the University of Washington. The successful outcomes of this ophthalmological study have led the Neitzes to join with Avalanche Biotechnologies to develop the first cure for color blindness in humans. This…


March 9, 2015

WaNPRC’s Dr. Nichole Klatt among Winners of 2015 Avant-Garde Award

Nichole Klatt, Ph.D., core investigator with the Washington National Primate Research Center (WaNPRC), awarded $2.5 million to research the impact of cannabis on inflammation and viral persistence in treated HIV/SIV. Klatt is one of five awardees of the Avant-Garde Award for HIV/AIDS Research from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, part of the National Institutes…


March 6, 2015

WaNPRC Study Examines Safety of Pediatric Vaccines, Such as MMR

A study recently completed at the Washington National Primate Research Center (WaNPRC) has found no neurodevelopmental or behavioral deficits in vaccinated non-human primates Critical study of MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccine shows no harm to neurodevelopment, cognition or behavior in vaccinated non-human primate infants. This was a five-year case-control study by researchers at WaNPRC…


January 29, 2015

HSA Distinguished Staff Award Nominees

Congratulations to Clifford Astley, Research Consultant, Washington National Primate Research Center and Charles Easterberg, Public Health Advisor, Environmental Health and Safety for being nominated for the University of Washington Distinguished Staff Award. The Distinguished Staff Award honors University of Washington staff members who exhibit excellence and innovation in their work. Distinguished Staff Awards 2015 Nominees


November 6, 2014

Groundbreaking New Ebola Research from the University of Washington’s Dr. Michael Katze

King 5 speaks with Dr. Michael G. Katze of the University of Washington’s Department of Microbiology and the Washington National Primate Research Center (WaNPRC). Dr. Katze explains groundbreaking new research that shows that genetics could play a big role in surviving Ebola.


October 28, 2014

Dr. Michael G. Katze Answers Viewers Ebola Questions on Q13

Microbiologist Dr. Michael G. Katze of the University of Washington and the Washington National Primate Research Center answers viewers’ questions about Ebola on Q13 Fox News. Click here to view the video on the Q13 Fox Website Click here to learn more about the Katze Lab


Senator Murray Praises Katze Lab Research

Senator Patty Murray praises the Katze laboratory on their research to find an ebola vaccince. Dr. Michael G. Katze is a University of Washington microbiology professor, and is the Associate Director and Core Staff Scientist at the Washington National Primate Research Center. Dr. Katze has been studying the Ebola virus for nearly 15 years. He…


October 15, 2014

Dr. Michael G. Katze of WaNPRC is Interviewed by King 5 on Ebola Risks

Microbiologist Dr. Michael G. Katze of the University of Washington and the Washington National Primate Research Center shares his expertise and concerns with how the CDC has handled the recent Ebola outbreak. Click here to read the full article Click here to learn more about the Katze Laboratory


WaNPRC Microbiologist Discusses Ebola with Q13 Fox News

Dr. Michael G. Katze is a University of Washington microbiology professor, and is the Associate Director and Core Staff Scientist at the Washington National Primate Research Center. Dr. Katze has been studying the Ebola virus for nearly 15 years. He and his lab are working in partnership with Rocky Mountain Laboratories on an Ebola Vaccine….


April 9, 2014

“Your Inner Monkey” Airs on PBS, Filmed at WaNPRC & CHDD

Three-part series, “Your Inner Fish” traces more than 350 million years of human evolution to show how human bodies have taken shape. The show is based on a book by paleobiologist Neil Shubin, who also hosts the series. Your Inner Fish is a scientific adventure that takes viewers from Ethiopia to the Arctic Circle on…



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