Patricia Carlisle
Texas Biomedical Research Institute, Program Integrator

Patricia Carlisle is a Program Integrator at Texas Biomedical Research Institute, where she coordinates the high-containment contract research funded by the U.S. Government. This research is in support of developing medical countermeasures to ensure public health preparedness and combat bioterrorism. Prior to her current position, she spent a little over a year in an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science and Technology Policy Fellowship (STPF) at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, MD. Previously, she carried out a postdoctoral research fellowship studying bone regeneration at the US Army Institute of Surgical Research in San Antonio, TX. She also spent one year as an NIH Postdoctoral Fellow in the Laboratory of Clinical Infectious Disease, researching pathogenic fungi. She earned her Bachelor's in Molecular Biology from UT Dallas and her PhD in Microbiology and Immunology from the UT Health Science Center in San Antonio. She has over 8 years of experience in infectious disease research, specifically with pathogenic fungi and hemorrhagic fever viruses. In addition, she has nearly 2 years of research experience in translational regenerative medicine, focused on bone healing. During her scientific career, she has earned numerous awards and recognition for her work, including being selected for 3 national conference talks and being selected as an AAAS Fellow. Patricia has a strong interest in public health policy work that addresses the most pressing infectious disease concerns and ensures that research and program dollars are being spent in the most relevant manner.