The Southwest National Primate Center’s Mission is to improve the health of our global community through innovative biomedical research with nonhuman primate. The newest member of the team who will direct this program — one of only seven of its kind in the country — is Deepak Kaushal, Ph.D. He comes to Texas Biomedical Research Institute from the Tulane National Primate Research Center in Louisiana. Dr. Kaushal specializes in tuberculosis (TB) research in nonhuman primates.
“I think this is a tremendous opportunity for me to bring my research here and build collaboration with what is already a very strong tuberculosis research team at Texas Biomed,” Dr. Kaushal said. “I am also looking forward to the chance to administer a large research center like the SNPRC.”
Most of Dr. Kaushal’s TB research with animals has involved macaques, but he plans on expanding that work using the baboons and marmosets that are also housed at the SNPRC.
Dr. Kaushal begins his new job as Director of the SNPRC on January 2, 2019.