The Path to a better future is right in front of you
One Baylor Plaza, MS: BCM215
Houston, TX 77030
Working at the interface of developmental biology, physiology, health and disease, our researchers utilize diverse disease models to understand the biology of human diseases that can impact all stages of life -- from hereditary and congenital birth defects to degenerative diseases of old age -- and develop diagnostic and therapies to treat them.
Our faculty use animals as diverse as slime molds, fruit flies, nematode worms, slime molds, frogs, fish, chickens, mice and humans to understand and model human diseases and to develop diagnostics and therapies to treat them. Many of our faculty make use of concepts in developmental and molecular biology, genetics, physiology, imaging, stem cells and regenerative medicine, but we also emphasize an understanding of how tissue systems function in the adult.
We take advantage of the resources of the world's largest medical center to connect basic researchers and clinicians so that research questions are addressed through multiple disciplines and perspectives.
You will have the opportunity to explore all aspects of disease, from fundamental biological principles to the design and development of therapeutics.
Working within our research model, our interdisciplinary faculty pursues diverse areas of research. While many of these areas of focus overlap with those of other programs at BCM and elsewhere, what makes our program unique is our approach.
Research areas include the following:
Classification: Specialized Institution—Medical school or medical center
Locale: Large City
Size & Settings: 1,000-2,999