November 25, 2013
Dr. John Capitanio named AAAS Fellow
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has awarded the distinction of Fellow to John Capitanio, PhD, Core Scientist in the CNPRC Brain, Mind, and Behavior Unit. Dr. Capitanio was given this honor for his distinguished contributions to understanding the causes and consequences of individual variation in temperament and personality in nonhuman primates, particularly in how behavior and social processes shape and constrain physiological processes as they relate to a number of significant health outcomes.
November 8, 2013
Vaccine fends off virus that strikes weak immune systems
An experimental vaccine modeling human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) infection — which can endanger developing fetuses, transplant recipients, patients co-infected with HIV and others who have a weakened immune system — proved safe and effective in research conducted at the CNPRC using the rhesus macaque model. A team of scientists led by Dr. Peter Barry, CNPRC Infectious Diseases Core Scientist, developed the first-of-its-kind approach to preventing HCMV infection inducing broader immunological protection in rhesus monkeys. Development of an HCMV vaccine has been ranked as the highest priority by the Institute of Medicine, an independent agency of the National Academy of Science, because of “the lives it would save and the disabilities it would prevent,” according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More.
9-13-13 JOB ANNOUNCEMENT
Position Available: Applications and nominations are invited for the position of Director, California National Primate Research Center (CNPRC). The Director will hold a joint academic, administrative, and professorial appointment in an appropriate academic department of the University of California, Davis (UC Davis). Salary and level will be commensurate with qualifications.
To receive fullest consideration, applications must be received by October 15, 2013. Position open until filled. See full job description and link to UC Davis job announcement here.
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No Seminars scheduled
The 4th Annual Lung Research Day was held Monday, April 29, 2013, at the UC Davis Genome and Biomedical Sciences Facility. This event brings together clinical and basic sciences faculty, postdoctoral and graduate students, and industry partners to share topics in current research.
This year's session explored:
The Gut / Lung Axis;
"Omics" Approaches in Lung Disease; and
Translational Research in Lung Cancer.
ANNOUNCED: Pilot Program Recipients for 2013 - 2014
Learn about research at the CNPRC.