The National (NBL)and Regional (RBL) Biocontainment Laboratories are NIH/NIAID-funded state-of-the-art laboratories that focus on research and discovery of novel vaccines, therapeutics and diagnostics against the world’s most dangerous diseases. As such, these academic research centers provide unique and extensive resources, including renowned scientists and expertise, to work collaboratively at the local, national and international levels. With strengths in infectious disease research and specialized programs including aerobiology, imaging, experimental pathology, assay development and high through-put drug screening, molecular and immunological core facilities, and preclinical animal model development ranging from mice to nonhuman primates, these specialized laboratories are available to partner with you at all levels of containment to accomplish your research goals.
The NBLs and RBLs provide specific opportunities for research collaboration and partnership that include:
1) work yourself in the facility (with extensive onsite training required)
2) collaborate with the experienced facility staff
You are encouraged to visit the NIAID NBL-RBL website for more information on each facility and to determine which may best meet your research needs. Together the NBLs and RBLs will work with you to facilitate collaborative research on Category A, B and C priority pathogens with the goal of impacting global health.