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Texas Biomed Researchers Pinpoint Why HIV Patients Are More Likely to Develop Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis and HIV – two of the world’s deadliest infectious diseases – are far worse when they occur together. Now, Texas Biomedical Research Institute researchers have pinpointed an important mechanism at work in this troubling health...
12-Sep-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Texas Biomed Hires New Primate Center Researcher

The newest Professor at Texas Biomedical Research Institute, Mahesh Mohan, D.V.M., M.S., Ph.D., is an HIV researcher who focuses on what happens at the sub-cellular level when a person is infected with the virus that causes AIDS.
4-Sep-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Lung Lining Fluid Key to Elderly Susceptibility to Tuberculosis Disease

– Old lungs are not as capable as young lungs of fighting off an infection of the bacteria that causes tuberculosis (TB), placing seniors at a greater risk of developing TB. The microbe that causes this infectious disease, Mycobacterium...
7-Aug-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Texas Biomed Announces New Faculty Member

Texas Biomedical Research Institute has recruited a new faculty member to San Antonio. Diako Ebrahimi, Ph.D., begins his new position today as Assistant Professor at Texas Biomed. He will establish his own research program in quantitative biology...
1-Aug-2019 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Scientists Pinpoint New Mechanism that Impacts HIV Infection

A team of scientists led by Texas Biomed’s Assistant Professor Smita Kulkarni, Ph.D. and Mary Carrington, Ph.D., at the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research, published results of a study that pinpointed a long noncoding RNA molecule...
24-Jul-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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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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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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