SENIOR LEADERSHIP AT ONPRC
Nancy L. Haigwood, Ph.D., Director
Dr. Haigwood brings 35 years of scientific and leadership experience to the ONPRC. As the fifth Director of the Center, Senior Scientist in the Pathobiology Division, and an Adjunct Professor of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology at OHSU, her laboratory continues to make major contributions to research in HIV vaccines and antibody-based therapies. She led the preclinical development of a groundbreaking HIV vaccine while serving as Research Director for the Chiron Corporation in Emeryville, California, and was the founding Director of the Viral Vaccines Program for the Center for Infectious Disease Research and a Professor of Microbiology and Pathobiology at the University of Washington. An innovator by nature, Dr. Haigwood became the first Scientific Ombudsperson at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in 2004. She is currently a member of the Board of Scientific Counselors at the NIH Vaccine Research Center and has served as a regular member on NIH Advisory Panels and Study sections, including a concluding term on the Council of Councils. She was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology in 2014.
Drew Martin, D.V.M., Dipl., ACLAM, Attending Veterinarian, Interim Associate Director and Chief, Division of Comparative Medicine
Dr. Martin provides overall supervision of the animal care and use program at the ONPRC in an interim capacity, including the management of nonhuman primate colonies, subsequent support for research programs, and provision of research support services. Dr. Martin’s background includes over eight years of experience as a nonhuman primate veterinarian with specialized expertise in NHP surgery and anesthesia. She is an Associate Surgical Veterinarian and, along with the Head of Surgical Services, oversees the daily functions of Surgical Services Unit, which performs over 9,000 procedures/year. Dr. Martin works closely with investigators to develop new surgical techniques and design anesthesia and analgesia programs to meet the needs of their research goals. Dr. Martin is also the Head of the Small Laboratory Animal Unit. She is on the Board of Directors for the Association of Primate Veterinarians, the Chair of the APV Elizabeth R. Griffin Research Foundation Committee and the Vice Chair of the Certification & Registry Board for the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science.
Lisa Kendig, Chief Operating Officer
Charles T. Roberts, Ph.D., Associate Director for Research and Interim Chief, Division of Diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolism
An expert in the molecular endocrinology of growth factor action, Dr. Roberts has focused on insulin and insulin-like growth factor research for the last 30 years. Dr. Roberts was recruited as Associate Director for Research at the ONPRC in May 2007, and directs research programs in non-human primate adipose and islet biology in addition to overseeing ONPRC research support cores and interactions with external investigators. His previous positions include Professor and Associate Chair for Research in the Department of Pediatrics and Doernbecher Children’s Hospital at OHSU, Senior Investigator at the Diabetes Branch in NIDDK’s intramural research program, and Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Dr. Roberts also holds joint appointments at OHSU as Professor of Medicine, Pediatrics, and Cell, and Developmental, and Cancer Biology.
RESEARCH DIVISION CHIEFS
Kathleen Grant, Ph.D., Chief, Division of Neuroscience
Dr. Grant over the past two decades has achieved eminence as a leading investigator of the behavioral pharmacology of alcohol abuse and alcoholism. Dr. Grant's laboratory has helped to define the receptor mechanisms that mediate the addictive potential of ethanol in the brain. Further her research has developed a monkey model of alcoholic drinking that is the basis for over 30 laboratories involved in collaborative research on the genetic, physiological, endocrinological and neuropharmacological risk for and consequences of heavy drinking. Dr. Grant serves on the National Advisory COuncil for the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism and oversees the consortium on the Integrative Neuroscience Initiative on Stress and Alcoholism funded by NIH. After training at the University of Washington, University of Chicago, and the National Institutes of Health she rose up through the faculty ranks at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Dr. Grant moved to OHSU in 2005 to be jointly appointed in the Department of Behavioral Neuroscience and the ONPRC. In 2011, she became Division Head of Neuroscience and remains actively involved in the Behavioral Neuroscience Department where she will continue to hold an appointment as Professor.
Scott Wong, Ph.D., Interim Chief, Division of Pathobiology & Immunology
Richard L. Stouffer, Ph.D., Chief, Division of Reproductive Sciences
Dr. Stouffer’s research has led to remarkable advances in primate ovarian biology relevant to fertility and contraceptive treatments. He received the American Society for Reproductive Medincine's Distinguished Researcher Award in 2010 and the Society for the Study of Reproduction's Research Award in 2007. After eight years in the Department of Physiology at the University of Arizona’s College of Medicine, Dr. Stouffer moved to the ONPRC in 1985 and became the Division Head in 1996. He holds joint positions in the Departments of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Physiology & Pharmacology. To continue accelerating research in this field, Dr. Stouffer promotes research interactions between basic and clinical scientists at OHSU and other universities through various leadership roles.