Disease Study Areas
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.
- Aging and Development
- Diabetes, Heart Disease & Metabolic Disorders
- Drug-resistant Superbugs
- Emerging Infectious Diseases (Zika)
- Food Borne Illnesses
- Hepatitis/Liver Disease
- Hemorrhagic fever viruses (Ebola, Lassa, Dengue)
- Hospital Acquired Infections (MRSA/Sepsis)
- Leading Infectious Diseases (HIV/Malaria/TB)
- Neurological Disorders
Host-Pathogen Interactions (HPI)
The HPI Program focuses on the basic biology of infection in humans and animals and the development of disease. Scientists aim to understand the immediate relationship between a person, animal or other host and specific pathogens that cause disease in order to develop new means for detecting and combatting these bugs.
Disease Intervention & Prevention (DIP)
The DIP Program focuses on the development of ways to diagnose, treat and/or vaccinate against disease to reduce the severity of infection, if not cure infection.
Population Health (PH)
The PH program focuses on identifying how population characteristics (e.g. DNA, age, nutrition, and presence of other diseases) affect susceptibility to and/or resistance to infectious diseases.
Texas Biomed’s Department of Genetics investigates how variation in our genes and cells affect the molecular and cellular mechanisms that determine health outcomes in a wide range of metabolic, cardiovascular, neurological, and infectious diseases.
Texas Biomed’s Department of Virology and Immunology develops vaccines and therapeutics against viral pathogens, and determines how viruses replicate and spread through basic and applied research.
Southwest National Primate Research Center
The Southwest National Primate Research Center at Texas Biomed aims to improve the health of our global community through innovative biomedical research with nonhuman primates.