Timeline
How the Center for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases Evolved

BSL4 Groundbreaking

2004 Western Regional Center of Excellence for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases Research (WRCE) grant renewed
2004 Galveston National Laboratory opens.
2004 The Robert E. Shope, MD, Laboratory in the John Sealy Pavilion for Infectious Diseases Research commissioned;
Institute for Human Infections and Immunity established
2003 WRCE award made;
The Robert E. Shope, MD Laboratory dedicated
2002 NIAID Hepatitis Antiviral contract & NIAID Emerging Infectious Disease Research contract awarded;
Center for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases established;
BSL4 lab ground-breaking
2001 UTMB Center for Biodefense established;
Sept. 11 and anthrax attacks occur
Dr. CJ Peters recruited to UTMB
1997 WHO Collaborating Center for Arbovirus and Hemorrhagic Fever Reference and Research established;
DARPA biodefense grant awarded;
UTMB President Dr. Jack Stobo endorses concept of constructing BSL4 lab on campus
1996 Strategy for developing BSL4 lab proposed by Dr. David Walker
1995 WHO Collaborating Center for Tropical Diseases established;
Drs. Robert Tesh and Robert Shope relocate from Yale University;
World Reference Center for Arboviruses established
1994Center for Tropical Diseases established
1991Concept of Center for Tropical Diseases proposed