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Our team of scientists conduct cutting-edge research focused on uncovering new medical treatments for humans and animals.

Brenda McCowan, Ph.D., UNIT LEADER –
Social networks’ effects on health
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David G. Amaral, Ph.D., CORE SCIENTIST –
Neurobiology of memory
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Karen L. Bales, Ph.D., CNPRC DIRECTOR –
Comparative neurobiology of monogamy
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Melissa Bauman, Ph.D., AFFILIATE SCIENTIST –
Prenatal risk factors for neurodevelopmental disorders
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Eliza Bliss-Moreau, Ph.D., CORE SCIENTIST –
Biological mechanisms of emotions and social behavior
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John P. Capitanio, Ph.D., EMERITUS –
Primate social relationships, psychoneuroimmunology
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Andrew Fox, Ph.D., CORE SCIENTIST –
Neurobiology of affective style
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Erin Kinnally, Ph.D., CORE SCIENTIST –
Genes and environment in health and neurobehavioral traits
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John H. Morrison, Ph.D., CORE SCIENTIST –
Neurobiology of aging
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Sara M. Thomasy, DVM, Ph.D., DACVO, CORE SCIENTIST –
Vision science, primate models of ocular disease
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Koen Van Rompay, D.V.M., Ph.D., UNIT LEADER –
Pathogenesis, antiviral drugs and vaccines; HIV, Zika virus, SARS-CoV-2
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Satya Dandekar, Ph.D., CORE SCIENTIST –
SIV pathogenesis, mucosal immunity
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Dennis Hartigan-O’Connor, M.D., Ph.D., CORE SCIENTIST –
Host-microbe interactions, immune system development
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Smita S. Iyer, Ph.D., CORE SCIENTIST –
Virology and immunology
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Marcelo J. Kuroda, M.D., Ph.D., CORE SCIENTIST –
SIV pathogenesis, monocyte/macrophage biology
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Paul A. Luciw, Ph.D., CORE SCIENTIST –
SIV pathogenesis, vaccines
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Christopher J. Miller, D.V.M., Ph.D., CORE SCIENTIST –
SIV pathogenesis, influenza A, HSV-2, vaccines
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Alice F. Tarantal, Ph.D., UNIT LEADER –
Regenerative medicine/gene therapy, somatic cell genome editing, congenital and acquired diseases including viral teratogens, fetal therapies,  in vivo imaging
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Abhijit Chaudhari, Ph.D., CORE SCIENTIST –
Quantitative imaging science, medical image processing, and machine learning
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Simon R. Cherry, Ph.D., CORE SCIENTIST –
Biomedical imaging and the development of in vivo molecular imaging systems
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Dennis Hartigan-O’Connor, M.D., Ph.D., CORE SCIENTIST –
Immune ontogeny and tolerance
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Catherine A. VandeVoort, Ph.D., CORE SCIENTIST –
Gamete biology and cryopreservation, oocyte maturation, reproductive toxicology
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Lisa A. Miller, Ph.D., UNIT LEADER –
Development of pulmonary immunity, pediatric lung disease, air pollution
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Epigenetic regulation of chronic disease
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Kent E. Pinkerton, Ph.D., CORE SCIENTIST –
Environmental tobacco smoke and perinatal development
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Angela Haczku M.D., Ph.D., CORE SCIENTIST –
Pulmonary immunology, impact of environmental exposures on respiratory health and disease
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Christopher Royer, D.V.M., Ph.D., AFFILIATE SCIENTIST –
Development of lung defenses in the context of polluted inhalable environments
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Edward S. Schelegle,Ph.D., AFFILIATE SCIENTIST –
Pulmonary function in asthma
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