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Galveston National LaboratoryThe Galveston National Laboratory is an academic research center at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. One of the largest and most sophisticated infectious disease research facilities in the U.S., the GNL utilizes the unique resources of its biosafety level (BSL) 2, 3 and 4 laboratories, to study the diseases making the world’s people and animals sick. This research yields better tests, treatments and vaccines for these diseases. The GNL’s renowned scientists work collaboratively, both locally and internationally, to advance local discoveries for the infectious diseases impacting global health like tuberculosis, SARS virus, West Nile virus, Ebola, Marburg, Plague, encephalitis, hepatitis, influenza and a host of others.