About Our Centers
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
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:
For a list of all of UTMB's centers and institutes, click here.