2024 Symposium

"Tropical and Emerging Infectious Diseases for Clinicians and Translational Scientists"
April 9-12, 2024 — University of Texas Medical Branch — Galveston, TX

Facilities Tours

Take a tour of the Galveston National Lab!

The Galveston National Laboratory (GNL) is one of only 2 federally funded BioSafety Level 4 research laboratories associated with an academic center.  It is a sophisticated high containment research facility where research is performed on the most dangerous pathogens and which serves as a critically important resource in the global fight against infectious diseases. The GNL is located on the campus of the University of Texas Medical Branch and operates under the umbrella of UTMB’s Institute for Human Infections and Immunity.

Take a tour of the Biocontainment Care Unit at UTMB!

The Biocontainment Care Unit (BCU) at UTMB is one of 13 federally funded Regional Emerging and Special Pathogens Treatment Centers and serves HHS Region IV, a five state area.  It is a cutting-edge healthcare facility designed to provide specialized care for patients affected by highly infectious pathogens. This state-of-the-art unit operates as a 6-room unit, each with intensive care unit (ICU) capabilities. The BCU at UTMB is equipped with essential features such as a dedicated lab, duplicated negative pressure systems, a pass-through autoclave, and a controlled entrance separate from the main hospital's emergency area, prioritizing safety and containment measures while providing the highest level of care.


Center for Tropical Diseases (CTD)
The Center for Vector-borne and Zoonotic Diseases
Special Pathogens Excellence in Clinical Treatment Readiness & Education Program (SPECTRE)
Institute for Human Infections and Immunity (IHII)