Texas Biomedical Research Institute
As one of the world’s leading independent biomedical research institutions, Texas Biomedical Research Institute is dedicated to advancing the health of our global community through innovative biomedical research.
Its staff of more than 300 employees includes a multidisciplinary team of approximately 84 doctoral-level scientists who lead more than 200 major research projects. Texas Biomed partners with hundreds of researchers and institutions around the world, targeting advances in the fight against cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, cancer, psychiatric and neurological disorders, problems of pregnancy, diseases of aging, AIDS, diseases of the eye, hepatitis, malaria, parasitic infections and a host of other infectious diseases.
Located on a 200-acre campus on the northwest side of San Antonio, Texas, the scientists have access to some extraordinary resources:
The Southwest National Primate Research Center and the world’s largest colony of baboons for biomedical research, including a unique pedigreed colony of approximately 1,200 animals. The Institute enjoys a distinguished history in the innovative, humane and appropriate use of nonhuman primates for biomedical research.
Home to the nation’s only privately owned biosafety level 4 (BSL-4) laboratory. This maximum containment lab allows for safe research on lethal pathogens for which there are no treatments or vaccines, including potential bio-terror agents and emerging diseases.
The AT&T Genomics Computing Center, which houses one of the world’s largest computer clusters for human genetic and genomic research. This high-performance computing facility allows scientists to search for disease-influencing genes at record speed.