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Research


We’re addressing the problems facing patients through innovative, collaborative research and entrepreneurial approaches.

Research that improves lives

We have one goal in mind: improving medicine. We work tirelessly to break down barriers to discover new ways to understand medical science, disease and how we approach treatment through innovative technologies. From bench to bedside, we practice collaborative research and entrepreneurial approaches.

Research focus areas

  • Cancer
  • Cellular and molecular biology
  • Environmental and genetic medicine
  • Infectious disease
  • Infectious and inflammatory diseases
  • Microbial pathogenesis
  • Neuroscience
  • Stem cell biology
  • Translational cancer research
  • Vascular and lymphatic biology
  • Veteran Health
$37,920,764 total value of grant awards. $28,376,728 Total research expenditures. $16,155,258 total research expenditures from NIH

Research Departments

Medical Physiology

The Department of Medical Physiology explores the functions of the human body in health and disease.

Microbial Pathogenesis and Immunology

The Department of Microbial Pathogenesis and Immunology focuses on the origin and development of human diseases with an emphasis on microbial agents.

Molecular and Cellular Medicine

The Department of Molecular and Cellular Medicine researches a wide range of biological processes, from structure and function of biomolecules to cell physiology.

Neuroscience and Experimental Therapeutics

The Department of Neuroscience & Experimental Therapeutics focuses on brain development, cellular/molecular basis of drug addiction, circadian biology, ocular pharmacology and experimental therapeutics.

Institute of Biosciences and Technology

From cancer and heart failure to bacterial infections and birth defects, researchers at the Texas A&M Health Science Center Institute of Biosciences & Technology in Houston work to improve the quality of health care through innovative research and education. The institute is organized into Centers of research excellence in cancer, genomics and disease, developmental biology and birth defects and infectious disease.

Research Centers & Institutes

Explore our centers and institutes to learn how we focus discovery in key areas of health research and implementation, to make a difference, together.

Research Centers & Institutes

Research and Graduate Studies

The Office of Research and Graduate Studies supports and enhances the research programs and research training activities of the college through administrative support, facility and compliance oversight, policy development, and strategic coordination.

Office of Research and Graduate Studies

Postdoctoral Affairs

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs provides postdoctoral researchers of the Texas A&M University Health Science Center with career and professional development opportunities, and counsel on university policies and practices and life in the community.

Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

Summer Research Program

The 10-week Summer Research Program gives undergraduate students from any institution the opportunity to work in a laboratory and perform a research project during the summer. Students work closely with College of Medicine faculty on research projects in basic or clinical science disciplines.

Summer Research Program