The Multidrug-Resistant Organism Repository and Surveillance Network (MRSN), a department within WRAIR's Bacterial Diseases Branch, is a unique entity that serves as the primary surveillance organization for antibiotic-resistant bacteria across the Army, Navy and Air Force.


WRAIR's Insectary conducts basic and applied research on the interactions between insect vectors and parasites by rearing and supplying insects for the Institute. The research, products and knowledge generated by the team directly protect U.S. Service Members through the development of new vaccines, drugs and pest management products.


The Gorgas Memorial Library (GML) serves the WRAIR and NMRC, supporting innovation to improve the lives of Service Members at home and abroad. We provide timely, seamless access to relevant resources, regardless of the original format or location. GML resources and services are available to scientists and staff located in Silver Spring and in the associated overseas labs.

Research Transition Office

Research Transition Office (RTO) is the DOD’s gold standard for transitioning health-related research to the field by developing, evaluating, and disseminating knowledge products for Soldiers and their families in partnership with key stakeholders such as Army Resiliency Directorate (ARD; HQDA, G-1), Army Office of the Surgeon General, the Military Operational Medicine Research Program (MOMRP), and the Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC).

Statistics and Epidemiology

Statistics and Epidemiology supports WRAIR's efforts to understand and solve the medical threats to Soldiers through timely, relevant, and high-quality statistical support to a diverse array of research endeavors including infectious diseases, chronic diseases, behavioral health concerns, and battlefield and non-battle injuries.

These techniques are used to identify emerging and existing threats to Soldier readiness and lethality as well as evaluate the impact and efficacy of developed products.  

Veterinary Services

WRAIR's Veterinary Services Program (VSP) supports the conduct of preclinical research at WRAIR. Providing quality veterinary medical care and environmental enrichment programs for all animals, VSP provides regulatory guidance and research support. In addition, VSP trains military veterinarians chosen by the DOD Laboratory Animal Medicine Residency Training Program and provides animal handling workshops for investigators, research support staff, veterinary staff, and animal care personnel.

Leishmania Diagnostics Laboratory

The WRAIR's Leishmania Diagnostics Laboratory (LDL) in Silver Spring, MD, was established in 1978 and was accredited in 2001 by the College of American Pathologists (CAP) as a response to growing outbreaks of leishmaniasis during Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom where it became a significant source of morbidity for U.S. Service Members. Transmitted by infected sand flies, leishmaniasis remains a meaningful threat to the Warfighter.