There are three scientific units that drive research at Southwest National Primate Research Center and serve Texas Biomedical Research Institute.

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Infectious Disease


The SNPRC’s Infectious Disease Unit includes an extensive research portfolio on AIDS, hepatitis, tuberculosis, emerging viral and microbial diseases and biodefense threats, vaccine development and immunology. We facilitate and advise scientists to develop and implement nonhuman primate (NHP) studies that involve infectious diseases and provide expertise in primate models of infectious disease.

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Regenerative Medicine & Aging


SNPRC’s Regenerative Medicine and Aging Unit leverages our scientific expertise in stem cell and aging research with well-established collaborative relationships to facilitate and advise scientists to develop and implement nonhuman primate studies in these areas and provide expertise in primate models.

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Experimental Physiology & Genomics


Nonhuman primates are outstanding models for studying the genetics of disease, because they are so similar to humans in their biochemistry, physiology, anatomy and behavior. The use of nonhuman primates as animal models for these genetic processes is widely recognized and continues to grow as researchers in many areas of biomedical research focus greater attention on the genetic basis of disease susceptibility and/or rates of progression.

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