On May 24, Texas Biomedical Research Institute (Texas Biomed) announced they would be expanding their research in infectious disease and aging, doubling their workforce over the next decade.
The announcement was made at an event at the campus, where construction is nearly complete on a new laboratory, which is part of the expansion. Mayor Ron Nirenberg, Bexar County Judge Wolff, and Chamber President & CEO Richard Perez were among the speakers invited to celebrate the news at the facility and tree-planting ceremony.
Dr. Larry Schlesinger, President and CEO of Texas Biomed, took the helm in 2017 from the Ohio State University, from which his team of researchers joined him to continue their work on infectious diseases. He has been collaborating with the CEOs of the major research institutions in San Antonio since his arrival, maximizing the impact the top industry in San Antonio has on the world of bioscience research.
Texas Biomed was established in 1941 by Tom Slick and employs more than 350 scientists focused on lifestyle and infectious disease research. Last week’s announcement adds not only jobs, but impacts the surrounding neighborhoods, partner institutions, and treatments/prevention for the world’s deadliest diseases.