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Galveston National Laboratory

The Galveston National Laboratory (GNL) 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 United States, 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 world-renowned scientists work collaboratively, both locally and internationally, to advance discoveries for the infectious diseases impacting global health, including dengue virus, chikungunya virus, M. tuberculosis, SARS virus, West Nile virus, Ebola virus, Marburg virus, plague (Y. pestis), encephalitis, influenza, A. hydrophila, and a host of others.

UTMB's other infectious disease-related centers include: