As one of the world’s leading independent biomedical research institutions, the Texas Biomedical Research Institute is dedicated to the advancement of human health through basic research into the nature, causes, prevention and eradication of disease. Leading this charge are some of the best and most productive scientists in the nation. Texas Biomed's staff of more than 85 doctoral-level scientists conducts more than 200 research projects in the departments of Genetics and Virology and Immunology. In partnership with hundreds of researchers and institutions around the world, Texas Biomed scientists are working to defeat human suffering caused by heart disease, diabetes, obesity, cancer, hypertension, psychiatric disorders, diseases of the premature newborn, AIDS, hepatitis, malaria, parasitic infections, and a host of other infectious diseases.
Texas Biomed's Department of Genetics works to advance human health through basic biomedical research with animal and human populations, specifically by characterizing the genetic components of susceptibility to common diseases of public health.
Virology & Immunology
The Department of Virology and Immunology develops vaccines and therapeutics against viral pathogens, and uses basic and applied research to determine how viruses replicate and spread.