Biological and Chemical Weapons    >>  Biosecurity and Biodefense Resource
Western Regional Center of Excellence for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases
Region VI: AR, LA, NM, OK, TX
Principal Investigator David Walker, M.D.
Lead Institution University of Texas Medical Branch
Address Center for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases, WRCE
The University of Texas Medical Branch
301 University Blvd., Keiller Bldg.
Galveston, TX 77555-0609
Telephone (409) 772-3989
Research Projects
  • Development and evaluation of human brucellosis vaccines
  • Bacillus anthracis host interactions
  • Alphavirus vaccines for biodefence
  • Discovery of subunit vaccine candidates against Glander's
  • Novel genetic tools for viral biodefense
  • Nucleocapsid-specific small molecule inhibitors of the Bunyaviridae
  • New technologies for creating affinity reagents
  • Novel vaccine technology for biodefense
  • New diagnostic methods for accute Rickettsial infections
  • Rapid diagnostic tools for Q Fever
  • Risks and interventions for pandemic influenza
  • Development of novle pseudoinfectious flavivirus vaccines
  • Develpment of diagnostic reagents for the detection of Fancisella and Francisella infections
  • Toward control of Rift Valley Fever virus replication
Core Research
Facilities
  • Computational Biology Core
  • BSL-4 Core
  • Small Animal Core
  • Nonhuman Primate Core
  • Law, Policy and Ethics Core
  • Pathogenesis Expression Core
Member Institutions
  • Baylor College of Medicine
  • Houston VA Medical Center
  • Rice University
  • San Antonio Metro Health District
  • Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research, Southwest National Primate Research Center
  • Texas A&M University (TAMU), College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Texas A&M University System Health Science Center - College Station
  • Texas A&M University System Health Science Center - Houston
  • Texas Dept. of Health
  • Texas Southern University
  • Texas Tech University
  • University of Houston
  • University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth, Texas, College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • University of Texas at Dallas
  • University of Texas at El Paso
  • University of Texas at San Antonio
  • University of Texas Health Center at Tyler
  • University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
  • University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
  • University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB)
  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
  • Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute
  • New Mexico Dept. of Health
  • Sandia National Laboratory
  • University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center
  • Louisiana Dept. of Health
  • Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans
  • Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport
  • Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine
  • Tulane University Health Sciences Center, Tulane National Research Primate Resource Center
  • Oklahoma State Dept. of Health
  • Oklahoma State University
  • University of Oklahoma
  • University of Oklahoma Health Science Center
  • University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
  • Arkansas Dept. of Health
  • Department of Veterans Affairs
  • AlphaVax, Inc.
  • Arizona State University
  • Ohio State University
  • University of California - Davis
  • University of Illinois - Urbana
Contact:  Michael Stebbins ([email protected])
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