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University of Wisconsin–Madison
Wisconsin National Primate Research Center
A legacy of life-saving research and humane animal care

Primate Center Contacts

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Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education

Steve Ackerman, Ph.D., Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education

Primate Center Scientific staff and faculty pages

Primate Center director’s office and Service divisions

Director’s Office:
Director Dr. Jon Levine (608) 263-3500
Executive Assistant Edi Chan (608) 263-3500
Public Information
and Outreach Specialist
Jordana Lenon (608) 263-7024
Animal Services:
Associate Director
and Attending
Veterinarian
Dr. Saverio
Capuano
(608) 263-3571
Veterinary Services Unit Head Dr. Shreya
Patel Larson
(608) 261-1463
Clinical Veterinarian Dr. Michelle
Harke
(608) 265-3240
Behavioral Services Dr. Peter
Pierre
(608) 890-2051
Colony Management Bonnie
Friscino
(608) 890-1142
Colony Records Lisa Tomczak (608) 263-3540
Surgery Dr. Shreya
Patel Larson
(608) 261-1485
Compliance and
training Unit Head
Sandra
Boehm
(608) 263-0988
oCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY
Coordinator
Dottie Olson Email Dottie Olson (608) 890-0798
Clinical Veterinarian Dr. Jennifer
Coonen
Email Dr. Coonen (608) 890-2992
Pathology
Services
Dr. Heather
Simmons
(608) 265-8279
Scientific Protocol
Implementation

Associate Scientist
Unit Head
Dr. Nancy
Schultz-Darken
(608) 263-3563
Scientific Protocol
Implementation

Research
Veterinarian
Unit Head
Dr. Kevin
Brunner
(608) 265-9069
Research Services:
Associate Director Dr. David Evans Email Dr. Evans (608) 265-1485
Assay Services Dr. Amita Kapoor Email Dr.Kapoor (608) 263-3519
Genetics services
host genotyping and

Pathogen
sequencing
Dr. David O’Connor Email Dr. O’Connor (608) 890-0845
Immunology
Services
Dr. Eva Rakasz Email Dr. Rakasz (608) 265-8998
Informatics and
Data Services
Dr. Daniel Nicolalde Email Dr. Nicolalde (608) 890-4592
VirologY Services Dr. Thomas Friedrich Email Dr. Friedrich (608) 265-3381
Operational Services:
Associate Director Debra Jurmu (608) 263-3504
Facilities Management
and Shop Services
Bruce Pape (608) 263-3521
Information Technology
and Systems Services
itss@primate.wisc.edu Email Dan Metzger (608) 263-3509
Other Resources:
Aging Resource
(Part of SPI Unit)
Dr. Ricki Colman (608) 263-3544
Genetics Resource Dr. David O’Connor (608) 890-0845
Precision Medicine
Genomic Medicine
Subunit
Dr. Ted Golos Email Dr. Golos (608) 263-3567
Precision Medicine
Precision
Therapies Subunit
Dr. Igor Slukvin Email Dr. Slukvin (608) 263-0058
Stem Cell
Resources
Dr. James Thomson (608) 316-4348