Biological and Chemical Weapons    >>  Biosecurity and Biodefense Resource
Center for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases
University of Texas Medical Branch
Executive Director David Walker, M.D.
Address The University of Texas Medical Branch
301 University Blvd
Galveston, TX 77555
Telephone (409) 747-0766
Purpose "The UTMB Center for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases has two main objectives: 1) to reduce the vulnerability of the U.S. and other nations to the use of biological weapons for warfare and terrorism, and 2) to alleviate suffering from emerging and tropical infectious diseases through application of basic, applied, and field research, and through education."
Building Information
  • Total Gross Space: 12,000 square feet
  • Total BSL-4 Lab Space: 2,000 square feet
Operational BSL-4 Lab
The Galveston National Laboratory is the National Biocontainment BSL-4 lab currently being constructed at UTMB.
Contact:  Michael Stebbins ([email protected])
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