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NIH Funds Creation of New Lab Model for TB/HIV Research

When people suffer from both HIV and TB, it creates “one of the biggest health problems in the world,” according to Texas Biomed Assistant Professor Smita Kulkarni, Ph.D. Now, the National Institutes of Health is funding a two-year study by...
27-Jun-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Researchers Find New Mutation in the Leptin Gene

The global obesity epidemic is so far-reaching it now has an overarching name: globesity. Texas Biomed Staff Scientist Raul Bastarrachea, M.D., is part of a team that discovered a new mutation in the gene that regulates the key hormone suppressing ...
21-Jun-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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New Grant Funds Anti-Aging Study

The William and Ella Owens Medical Research Foundation has awarded Texas Biomed Associate Professor Marcel Daadi, Ph.D., with a grant of more than $100,000 to test a promising FDA-approved drug for reversing age-related cognitive decline and memory...
17-Jun-2019 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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New $2 million DOD Grant Funds Zika Vaccine Testing at Texas Biomed

As part of a program called the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program, the DOD is awarding Texas Biomedical Research Institute $2 million over the next three years to study a promising experimental Zika vaccine.
3-Jun-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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SNPRC Announces New Assistant Director for Research Support

As the new Assistant Director for Research Support at the Southwest National Primate Research Center (SNPRC), Christopher Chen, Ph.D., is in charge of improving operations at one of only seven National Primate Research Centers in the country.
7-May-2019 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Geriatric Marmosets Moving to the Southwest National Primate Research Center

Texas Biomedical Research Institute and UT Health San Antonio have signed an animal care and joint research agreement to move dozens of important research animals from the Sam and Ann Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies to the...
22-Apr-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Texas Biomed VP Named Executive Director of the Vaccine Development Center of San Antonio

Professor Joanne Turner, Ph.D., the Vice President for Research at Texas Biomedical Research Institute, will serve as the new Executive Director of the Vaccine Development Center of San Antonio.
22-Apr-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Texas Biomed Scientists Developing New Vaccine Strategy for Tuberculosis

For years, scientists have been trying to come up with a better way to protect people against tuberculosis, the disease caused by infection with the Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) bacteria. Texas Biomedical Research Institute Professor Jordi...
4-Mar-2019 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Researcher on TB and the Intersection of Aging and Immune Function Joins Texas Biomed as Vice President for Research

Joanne Turner, Ph.D., a preeminent scientist in tuberculosis (TB) research, has joined the Texas Biomed team, bringing with her a portfolio of research on the immune system in relation to Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection and aging.
19-Oct-2017 1:05 PM EDT

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Since its founding in 1941 by Thomas B. Slick Jr., the Texas Biomedical Research Institute has gained worldwide recognition in scientific and academic communities for the quality of its basic research. Each year, our scientists publish well over 100 articles in the international scientific literature. Their discoveries contribute important new information that helps advance the scientific community's effort to improve health and save lives.


  • Larry Schlesinger

    President/CEO Texas Biomedical Research Institute

    TB Disease, Tb Drugs, Tb Exposure, TB in developing countries, TB and HIV, tb diagnosis, tuberculosis and HIV co-infection, Tuberculosis research
  • Joanne Turner

    VP of Research, Texas Biomedical Research Institut

    Tuberculosis, Aging and Disease, Immunology
  • Jordi Torrelles

    Tuberculosis researcher and scientist

    Tuberculosis, lung microbiome
  • Robert Lanford

    Dir. of Southwest National Primate Research Center

    Hepatitis, Primate Research, Liver Disease
  • Suzette Tardif

    Scientist and Associate Dir. of Primate Research

    zika, Reproductive Biology, Aging, Obesity
  • Marcel Daadi

    Leader of SNPRC Regenerative Medicine & Aging Unit

    Regenerative Medicine, Stroke, Parkinson's Disease, Translational Research
  • Marie-Claire Gauduin

    Assoc. Scientist, Virology & Immunology

  • Raul Bastarrachea


    Metabolic Disorders, Diabetes, Obesity, Cardiovascular Disease
  • John Bernal

    Assoc, Dir. of Veterinary Resources

    Animal Behavior, Veterinarian
  • Jean Patterson


    Ebola, zika, Biodefense, Biocontainment, biocontainment lab, Biocontainment Laboratory


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