Nancy L. Haigwood

Nancy L. Haigwood

Professor and Director, Oregon National Primate Research Center, Oregon Health & Science University


Nancy L. Haigwood, Ph.D., is a Professor of Pathobiology & Immunology and Director of the Oregon National Primate Research Center at Oregon Health & Science University.

She earned her Ph.D. in Microbiology & Immunology at UNC Chapel Hill and did postdoctoral work in virology at Johns Hopkins.

Since 1986, the focus of her research has been on HIV, in the areas of Envelope design and testing for vaccine development and on the role of antibodies in mother-to-child transmission in nonhuman primate models for AIDS.

Her group has shown that passively acquired neutralizing antibodies are powerful agents for change and viral clearance in SIV and SHIV infection.

She was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology in 2014.