The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
) is a component of the University of Texas System located in Galveston, Texas.It was established in 1891 with one building and under 50 students; today UTMB has on its campus over 70 buildings, including
a Shriners hospital for children victims of burn trauma, and enrolls over 2,500
students.in 2003 UTMB was selected to receive funding to construct a $150 million National Biocontainment Laboratory on its campus, one
of only two in the United States and the only one on a university campus. It houses several Biosafety Level 4 research laboratories, where studies on highly infectious materials can be carried
It has schools of medicine, nursing, allied health professions, and a graduate
school of biomedical sciences, as well as an institute for medical humanities.