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Faculty members in the CRTS programs are involved in cutting-edge research and are recipients of some $8 million in competitive research funding each year. The range of faculty expertise among the programs makes it possible to match student and faculty interests closely.

Two programs in the CRTS that provide student training opportunities:

  • MARC-U*STAR Program
    biology, chemistry, psychology, biomedical engineering, or biomedical research aspects of mathematics, statistics, or computer science
  • MBRS-RISE Program
    Biosciences: behavioral genetics, neuroscience, evolutionary biology, and biomedical imaging and modeling


Faculty Development & Student Training

The University of Texas at San Antonio offers exceptional interdisciplinary training and research. Through the CRTS, a number of programs have been established to focus faculty and student interest in topics that draw upon multiple areas of expertise.

Many of the programs within the CRTS support undergraduate and graduate students as research assistants, and all play an integral role in the academic programs of the university. These organizations attract scientific visitors to campus who engage in cooperative training with UTSA faculty and students, participate in seminar series, and supervise independent research projects.

Programs with significant faculty research and training opportunities are listed below.