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Research at the Components

Each component of the Texas A&M University Health Science Center has a research office that is responsible for local administration of its research programs and an associate dean (or equivalent) who reports to the Vice President for Research.  Each component also has a number of signature research programs and priorities.

College of Medicine

Dr. Van Wilson
Vice Dean for Research and Graduate Studies

Signature programs and priorities:

  • Neuroscience: PTSD/TBI, development, female specific issues, and degenerative diseases
  • Infectious disease: host responses to infection, vaccines/diagnostics, and animal models of human infectious disease
  • Physiological and regenerative medicine: stem cells, hepatic disease and cardiovascular disease

Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy

Dr. David Potter
Chair, Pharmaceutical Sciences

Signature programs and priorities:

  • Product development and pharmacokinetics
  • Molecular biology and cancer therapeutics
  • Bioanalytical services

College of Nursing

Signature programs and priorities:

  • Forensic nursing
  • Hispanic populations
  • Childhood obesity
  • Public Health nursing
  • Chronic diseases
  • Vulnerable populations

School of Public Health

Dr. Marcia Ory
Associate Director for Research

Signature programs and priorities:

  • Prevention research
  • Aging (healthy aging through long-term care issues)
  • Health care quality and cost effectiveness
  • Environmental exposures and adverse pregnancy outcomes

Institute of Biosciences and Technology

Dr. Peter Davies
Associate Director

Signature programs and priorities:

  • Cancer and Stem Cell Biology
  • Environmental and Genetic Medicine
  • Infectious and Inflammatory Diseases
  • Translational Cancer Research

Texas A&M College of Dentistry

Dr. Larry Bellinger
Associate Dean for Advanced Education

Signature programs and priorities:

  • Tooth development and genetics
  • Dentin, bone and cartilage matrix biology
  • Temporomandibular joint function, dysfunction and pain
  • Implants, bone regeneration devices and devices to move teeth
  • Stem cell applications for regenerative strategies and scaffold design
  • Use of biomarkers to detect oral cancer
Last edited by: schnettler 09/28/2017