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Research

Research Resources

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Discovering the fundamentals of human health and disease and translating these discoveries into advances that improve lives, requires collaborative, coordinated efforts by individuals and teams with diverse expertise. Baylor College of Medicine has extensive resources to support our scientists.

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Office of Research/Office of Clinical Research

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The offices and research and clinical research develop and maintain programs to streamline and support the discovery process while assuring adherence to the highest ethical standards in research. The Office of Research provides support for sponsored projects, important documents and forms, research oversight and more.

Advanced Technology Core Laboratories

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Every student at BCM has access to the state-of-the-art instrumentation and technologies of the Advanced Technology Core laboratories as well as training in how, when and why to use these tools. Each core is run by faculty and technicians with highly specialized expertise in the technologies provided. Ongoing assessment of cores ensures that new resources are added as technologies evolve and the needs of our researchers change.

Center for Translational Research on Inflammatory Diseases

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The Center for Translational Research on Inflammatory Diseases was inaugurated at Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in the Spring of 2013 to foster collaborative research on inflammatory diseases at MEDVAMC aimed at improving the health and well-being of Veterans.

Dan L Duncan Institute for Clinical and Translational Research

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The Dan L Duncan Institute for Clinical and Translational Research provides training, technologies and support for investigations focused on taking discoveries out of the laboratory to improve patient care.

BCM Human Genome Sequencing Center

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In 1999 the Baylor College of Medicine Human Genome Sequencing Center was chosen as one of three sites to complete the Human Genome Project. Today, the major activity of the BCM-HGSC is high-throughput DNA sequence generation and the accompanying analysis. The BCM-HGSC is also involved in developing the next generation of DNA sequencing and bioinformatics technologies that will allow greater scientific advances in the future.

Center for Cell and Gene Therapy

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The Center for Cell and Gene Therapy at Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children's Hospital, and Houston Methodist Hospital provides an infrastructure to rapidly translate novel cell and gene therapy protocols from the laboratory to the clinic. The comprehensive approach of the center brings a wide variety of scientists and clinicians together to develop strategies for the treatment of cancer, HIV and cardiovascular disease.

Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute at Texas Children’s Hospital

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Dedicated to improving the lives of patients facing devastating neurological disorders, the Neurological Research Institute is a basic research institute committed to understanding the pathogenesis of neurological diseases with the ultimate goal of developing treatments.

Center for Precision Environmental Health

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Emerging pathogenic viruses such as Zika and Ebola, chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes and toxic reactions to environmental chemicals and contaminants affect populations and individuals in different ways with varying results, from no symptoms to mild or deadly disease. Finding the sources and reasons for these differences is the goal of the Center for Precision Environmental Health.

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Center for Drug Discovery

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The Center for Drug Discover includes a state-of-the-art screening facility to perform screening for a wide range of cell-based phenotypic and target-based biochemical assays in high-throughput or follow-up screens. Once assays have been validated with small drug libraries, larger screens can be performed with the help of the Gulf Coast Consortia. Secondary validation assays and additional assays with newly synthesized analogs are also performed in the center.

Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Center

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The Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine Center facilitates stem cell research of all types at Baylor College of Medicine, and the clinical translation of such research into regenerative medicine. Investigators in the STaR Center study both adult stem cells and embryonic stem cells as well as the role of tumor stem cells in contributing to cancer relapse.

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The entities listed here are just a small sampling of the inter-disciplinary research centers at BCM.

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Get To Know Us

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Located in the heart of the world’s largest medical complex, within one of the nation’s most diverse cities, BCM is we are ranked among the top biomedical research institutions in the nation.

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Find Your Fit

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With over 600 students and 540 faculty members, we offer all the benefits of a large program. However, our 12 Ph.D. programs provide each student a supportive community within the larger institution.

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Supporting Your Success

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From our extensive research (link to research) resources, including 26 advanced technology core labs and numerous collaborative research centers, to academic and support services, which include career development and physical and mental wellness services, we are committed to providing the resources and services you need to realize your goals.

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Life Beyond the Laboratory

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At Baylor teaching is an option, not a requirement. You have the freedom to pursue your interests to advance your career goals. Additionally, whether raising a family, honing artistic talents, competing in sports, or leading community service projects, we recognize that what makes you a better human being makes you a better scientist.

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The Texas Medical Center
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Texas Medical Center

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As a member of the Texas Medical Center, Baylor College of Medicine leverages the resources of the world’s largest medical complex. In addition to supporting collaborations with the many hospitals, schools and research institutes in the TMC, the Center also facilitates state of the art research through specialized resources, including the TMC Innovation Institute, the TMC Library, and TCM Health Policy Institute.

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Research Affiliates

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Through an extensive network of affiliations, the College's researchers are expanded across the full spectrum of physical and social sciences.