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Research


Every new challenge presents an opportunity for Aggies to blaze a trail, and in health care and medical research, those opportunities are vast. Our researchers are forging paths to discovery with a common goal in mind: improving human health.

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Discoveries across disciplines

Our faculty and students work tirelessly in the pursuit of discoveries that impact health and health care delivery. We made a portable water purification device for military, created a diagnostic for tuberculosis that delivers results in minutes, built a condom that has the potential to end the transmission of HIV, and restored missing parts of the human face through artificial means. Explore the signature research programs and priorities across our colleges, centers and institutes:

College of Dentistry research 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

More Dentistry research

College of Medicine research priorities

  • Neuroscience
  • Cancer
  • Veteran Health
  • Cellular and molecular biology
  • Infectious disease
  • Microbial pathogenesis
  • Vascular and lymphatic biology

More medicine research

College of Nursing research priorities

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

More Nursing research

College of Pharmacy research priorities

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

More Pharmacy research

School of Public Health research priorities

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

More Public Health research

Institute of Biosciences and Technology research priorities

  • Cancer and stem cell biology
  • Environmental and genetic medicine
  • Infectious and inflammatory diseases
  • Translational cancer research

More Biosciences and Technology research

Turning inventions into lifesaving treatments

Innovation that occurs in a lab is great, but patients won’t benefit unless it is taken to the bedside. Our goal is to close the gap between new knowledge and new therapies by making invention an integral component to our research program. Explore some of the ways our researchers are translating discoveries from bench to bedside:

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new invention disclosures
114
patents filed
25
U.S. patents issued
126
active license agreements

Groundbreaking Engineering Health Initiative

Texas A&M is the meeting place for the brightest minds in engineering and health care. Here we have created the nation’s first comprehensive educational program to fully integrate engineering into all health-related disciplines.

Explore Engineering Health

A holistic approach to research

As a member of Texas A&M University, one of the largest research universities in the United States, with 19 colleges and schools under its umbrella, our faculty and students receive a wide array of transformational research opportunities and collaborations.

Better together

They say two minds are better than one, and in the case of Robert Alaniz and Arul Jayaraman, it’s true. They’ve been collaborating since 2008, and together, they are exploring the furthest reaches of the microbiome to create effective technologies for patients.

" What Dr. Jayaraman and I realize is that now and in the future, the most challenging and impactful questions in science cannot be answered by a single scientific discipline—we must forge innovative interdisciplinary research alliances that synergize for the next generation of discoveries.”

Robert C. Alaniz, PhD Research Assistant Professor, College of Medicine

Dr. Alaniz and Dr. Jayaraman

Better together

They say two minds are better than one, and in the case of Robert Alaniz and Arul Jayaraman, it’s true. They’ve been collaborating since 2008, and together, they are exploring the furthest reaches of the microbiome to create effective technologies for patients.

"What Dr. Jayaraman and I realize is that now and in the future, the most challenging and impactful questions in science cannot be answered by a single scientific discipline—we must forge innovative interdisciplinary research alliances that synergize for the next generation of discoveries.”

Robert C. Alaniz, PhD Research Assistant Professor, College of Medicine