Board Members

Robert D. Murnane

DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVP, Chief Pathologist, Washington National Primate Research Center, and Associate Professor, Department of Comparative Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle.

Dr. Murnane is the supervisor of the Pathology Division and Research Services Support Group of the Washington National Primate Research Center. These divisions provide diagnostic and research pathology services, and technical expertise for research support of investigators. He also provides instruction of Post-DVM residents in the Department of Comparative Medicine in diagnostic and research pathology.

Dr. Murnane began his career as a private large animal veterinarian, after which he obtained a PhD in Veterinary Pathology and also training and certification as an anatomic pathologist. He worked for 2 years for the Zoological Society of San Diego, and then was recruited to initiate the University of Illinois Zoological Pathology Program. After establishing this program, he moved back west and now works at the University of Washington. Dr. Murnane has performed free-ranging wildlife work intermittently throughout his career, beginning during his undergraduate studies in the 70’s, in both the North American and African continents.

He holds a BA and BS from Humboldt State University in Wildlife Management and Zoology respectively, a DVM from the University of California at Davis, a PhD from Washington State University, and also is a Certified Anatomic Pathologist by the American College of Veterinary Pathology.