There are two scientific units that drive research at Southwest National Primate Research Center and serve Texas Biomedical Research Institute.
Infectious Diseases Immunology & Control
The Infectious Disease, Immunology and Control (IDIC) Scientific Unit has expertise in infectious agents in non- human primate (NHP) models. The expertise of the core scientists and their affiliated colleagues encompasses the entire spectrum of pathogens, including parasites, bacterial agents, viruses that require Biosafety Levels (BSL) ranging from 2 to 4, and finally, virus-induced cancers. Specific infectious agents being studied include hemorrhagic fever viruses, hepatitis viruses, HIV/AIDS, TB, and more recently, Zika and SARS-CoV2.Learn More
Comparative Medicine & Health Outcomes
The Comparative Medicine Health Outcomes (CMHO) Scientific Unit has research expertise in Metabolic Diseases, Behavioral Neuroscience, and Aging and Development. The goals of this unit are to facilitate and enhance research programs exploring comparative health and to examine correlates of disease susceptibility and resistance in NHP models.Learn More