Research at ONPRC
Scientific Expertise at ONPRC
ONPRC research is carried out in divisions of Neuroscience, Diabetes, Obesity, & Metabolism, Reproductive & Developmental Sciences, and Pathobiology & Immunology. These divisions comprise ONPRC Core and Staff Scientists, as well as Affiliate Scientists from other academic institutions, including Oregon Health & Science University. The Pathobiology & Immunology Division shares faculty with OHSU's Vaccine & Gene Therapy Institute. Three interdivisional/ interdisciplinary research groups have been recently organized in the areas of Biology of Aging, early Childhood Health and Development, and Primate Genetics. These groups incorporate investigators from ONPRC and OHSU.
Collaborative Research Unit
The Collaborative Research Unit (CRU) operates a centralized process for managing ONPRC collaborative and externally funded research, so that requests and inquiries are processed consistently through standard procedures. The CRU serves as a portal for collaborative or service work, provides information to potential collaborators, and manages projects that are not initiated by internal investigators.
ONPRC research resources include an array of specialized core facilities that are available to collaborative and contract projects.
The annual ONPRC pilot grant program supports meritorious preliminary studies employing nonhuman primates that are appropriate for the research focus of the ONPRC and that have potential for subsequent national funding. Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Charles Roberts, Associate Director, firstname.lastname@example.org.