Training & Education

Group Photo Summer 2013 resizedOregon National Primate Research Center scientists play a key role in training future scientists through participation in a variety of both formal and informal science programs here at the Center and in the community.

  • Since 1969 the Center has provided summer apprenticeship opportunities for over 280 high school students, many of whom have gone on to careers in medicine and research.  Apprenticeships opportunities for high school students are administered through Saturday Academy's "Apprenticeships in Science & Engineering" program.  For more information about this program, visit
  • Since 1985, Center scientists have mentored nearly 100 high school science teachers seeking hands-on lab experience. Summer apprenticeships for science teachers are now funded by the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust’s “Partners in Science” Program.  For more information about this program, visit
  • Through academic appointments at OHSU, Center scientists present lectures to medical students, medical residents, and graduate students.
  • Center scientists mentor a number of graduate students pursuing their dissertation research as well as post-doctoral fellows who come from around the world to train in our laboratories.