Research is not only an essential tool for gathering and disseminating new information, but also for educating. The 227,000-square-foot Biotechnology, Sciences and Engineering Building is one of the largest research-related educational centers in Texas. The building includes 70 research and instructional laboratories that facilitate interdisciplinary research and collaboration between scientists and engineers.
One of the CRTS goals is to "enhance diversity of faculty research in the College of Sciences." To accomplish this goal, the Center provides the tools for faculty to apply, through the various programs within the Center, for federal research funds. If you are a tenure-track faculty member at UTSA and would like to learn more about how to apply to get federal funds to develop your research, please visit the RCMI or SCORE program web site.
Major Areas of Faculty Research
Area of Research
Faculty Name and Program
|Program PIs||George Perry, PhD
Andrew Tsin, PhD
|Biophotonics||George Perry, PhD||RCMI|
|Computational Systems Biology||Jianhua Ruan, PhD||RCMI|
|Nanotechnology & Human Health||Miguel Jose-Yacaman, PhD||RCMI|
|Protein Biomarkers||Stephan Bach, PhD||RCMI|
|Photo-Induced Protein Unfolding||Lorenzo Brancaleon, PhD||RCMI|
|Glucocorticoid Resistance in EAE||Thomas Forsthuber, PhD||RCMI|
|Advanced Data Processing||Michelle Zhang, PhD||RCMI|
|Immune-pathology||Astrid Cardona, PhD||SCORE|
|Chemical, Biological, & Condensed Matter Physics||Liao Chen, PhD||SCORE|
|Neurobiology||Brian Derrick, PhD||SCORE|
|Bioanalytical Chemistry||Carlos D. Garcia, PhD||SCORE|
|Electronic & Optoelectronic Materials and Devices||Eugene John, PhD||SCORE|
|Medicinal Chemistry, Synthesis of Biologically Active Natural Products, Enantioselective Catalysis||Oleg Larionov, PhD||SCORE|
|Bioengineering||Anand Ramasubramanian, PhD||SCORE|
|Cognitive Psychology; Cognitive Aging||Rebekah Smith, PhD||SCORE|
|Nano-Biotechnology & Biomolecular Engineering||Liang Tang, PhD||SCORE|
|Bioinformatics||Yufeng Wang, PhD||SCORE|
|Cognitive Neuroscience||Nicole Wicha, PhD||SCORE|
|Alcohol, Relationships and Risk: Women and HIV||Tina Zawacki, PhD||SCORE|
Are you curious or interested in doing research (either in a lab or in the field), or do you know that you want to do research, but you don’t know whom you should approach, or how to go about it?
Visit the sites below and decide what program fits your needs, interests, and educational background. Many of these programs offer financial support to qualified students.