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Pacific Northwest Diabetes Research Institute

720 Broadway
Seattle, WA 98122

Research Interests



Dr. Judy Lytle earned her PhD in Interdisciplinary Neuroscience from Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington D.C., USA, where she studied traumatic injury to the central nervous system. Her research earned a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and bridged two institutions, bringing together a neural injury lab at Georgetown, and the Developmental Neuroscience Department at Children’s National Research Institute. In 2007, she was awarded a National Defense and Global Security Fellowship with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and served at the Office of Naval Research (ONR), managing biomedical research and development programs. She has also served as a programmatic reviewer for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program. In 2009, Dr. Lytle joined AVIAN LLC as their Science and Technology Division Director, and went on to become a Director of Business Development and Chair of their Science and Technology Center of Excellence. Dr. Lytle is currently the Director of Business Development of the Pacific Northwest Diabetes Research Institute in Seattle, WA. Dr. Lytle is a published scientist, and has been the recipient of several awards for her efforts, including the Commander Naval Air Forces Force Surgeon Gold Coin (2012) for her efforts associated with their hypoxia mitigation program. She was also awarded the Chief of Naval Research Gold Coin (2009) for her contributions to the U.S. Naval Science and Technology Strategic Plan. Dr. Lytle is also engaged in volunteer activities in the scientific and local community, and is an active mentor and leader. Finally, Dr. Lytle has the support of a loving husband, Mr. Shamyl Zakariya.