OHSU Researchers Produce First Genetically Modified Monkey: Gerald Schatten, Ph.D. biography


Gerald Schatten, Ph.D., is a senior scientist at the Oregon Regional Primate Research Center; research director of the Center for Women's Health Research Institute; and professor of obstetrics and gynecology, and cell and developmental biology, at Oregon Health Sciences University. In addition, Schatten is a founding course director of Frontiers in Reproduction at the Woods Hole Institute. As the only American on the executive committee of UNESCO's International Cell Research Organization (ICRO), he is a mentor for career development of scientists worldwide. Schatten is the recipient of a MERIT award from the National Institutes of Health and recently was awarded the Purkinje Medal of Sciences by the Czech Academy of Sciences.

Prior to joining OHSU in 1997, Schatten was a professor of zoology, molecular biology, and obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. During that time, he served as a senior scientist at the Wisconsin Regional Primate Research Center and the Waisman Center, as well as a visiting professor at Hopkins Marine Station of Stanford University.

Schatten is the author and co-author of numerous papers and articles on fertilization, cell biology, development, infertility and assisted reproductive technologies. He received his bachelor's and doctoral degrees at the University of California, Berkeley.