Diana G. Scorpio DVM, MPH, DACLAM

Professor | Associate Director of Veterinary Resources and Research Support | Attending Veterinarian | Host Pathogen Interaction, Southwest National Primate Research Center

Research Focus

Associate Director, Veterinary Resources/Institute Veterinarian and Professor. Dr. Scorpio oversees all aspects of the SNPRC animal care and use program as the Center’s Attending Veterinarian. She has more than 20 years of experience in laboratory animal care and medicine utilizing a variety of species including nonhuman primates, other large animals, and rodents. Dr. Scorpio is integral to maintaining and overseeing all SNPRC studies using animals to ensure their welfare and well-being.  Dr. Scorpio is also involved in other activities at the SNPRC, including but not limited to, maintenance of preventative health programs, disease surveillance and prevention, clinical care, behavioral assessment and environmental enrichment planning, all while ensuring appropriate veterinary care and regulatory compliance consistent with the Animal Welfare Act and The Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals. Dr. Scorpio is also involved in collaborative and independent research related to animal models of infectious disease, vaccine development and therapeutics, and tick-borne disease transmission.