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Jordana Lenon

Outreach Specialist

Wisconsin National Primate Research Center (WNPRC)

Jordana Lenon, B.S. ’84 UW–Madison, has worked in biomedical research communications at UW–Madison since the mid-1990s, when UW–Madison scientist James Thomson became the first in the world to successfully isolate and culture nonhuman primate embryonic stem cells, followed by human embryonic and induced pluripotent stem cells. She has also worked in communications for the UW–Madison Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Center, UW Hospital and Clinics, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and UW–Extension Publications. She grew up in Elm Grove, Wisconsin, working many years for her father, Ralph N. Olsen, in his pediatrics practice.

Ms. Lenon can also assist in finding scientists at the Primate Center to speak to your group.


From Monkeys to Medicine: Research and Animal Care at the Wisconsin National Primate Research Center (virtual talk available)

Ms. Lenon will review scientific breakthroughs and current research at the Wisconsin National Primate Research Center. She will talk about the center’s main research areas in global infectious disease, aging, neuroscience, regenerative medicine, and reproduction and development. Ms. Lenon will also describe animal care at the center and answer questions following the talk.

Approximate Length of Talk: 30-40 minute talk, followed by Q&A.