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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


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


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


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


New Discovery Could Lead to Ways to Protect HIV Patients from Deadly Tuberculosis

Director of the Southwest National Primate Research Center Professor Deepak Kaushal, Ph.D. says research he collaborated on is pinpointing a possible new avenue of protection for HIV/AIDS patients. The study, published this month in the journal Cell...
11-Feb-2019 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


Experimental Zika Test Under Development with Texas Biomed and National Collaborators

A collaboration of scientists including Professor Jean Patterson, Ph.D., of Texas Biomedical Research Institute, is working on a new way to detect Zika virus that will help guide clinicians in their treatment of patients with the disease. The test...
28-Jan-2019 10:00 AM EST Add to Favorites


Another Piece of Ebola Virus Puzzle Identified

A team of researchers have discovered the interaction between an Ebola virus protein and a protein in human cells that may be an important key to unlocking the pathway of replication of the killer disease in human hosts. Scientists at Texas...
17-Jan-2019 10:00 AM EST Add to Favorites


Texas Biomed Scientists Targeting Factors Involved in Hispanic Childhood Obesity

Are there changes that affect genes and fuel a person’s propensity to develop obesity? That’s a question under study at Texas Biomedical Research Institute. Associate Scientist Melanie Carless, Ph.D., is Principal Investigator of a $3 million,...
26-Nov-2018 10:05 AM 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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