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Research Consortia, Centers, and Institutes


(* co-listed as a University Research Center/Institute)

Center for Research and Training in the Sciences (CRTS) *

CRTS was established to maximize resource sharing of extramural programs with similar or complimentary goals in scientific research and training. General charge of this center is the responsibility of all institutional grants designed to strengthen the capacity of UTSA in the broad area of Life Sciences.

Aligned with the Chemistry Department

Center for Innovative Drug Discovery (CIDD) *

CIDD provides a diverse array of core facilities and expertise to facilitate the translation of basic scientific discoveries into tangible pre-clinical candidate drugs that can be further developed into clinical therapies for human disease.

Aligned with the Computer Science Department

Center for Infrastructure Assurance and Security (CIAS) *

CIAS is developing the world's foremost center for multidisciplinary education and development of operational capabilities in the areas of infrastructure assurance and security. The center conducts scenario-based cyber security preparedness exercises to test an organization's communication, incident response, disaster recovery, business continuity and security awareness.

Institute for Cyber Security (ICS) *

ICS pursues world-leading research with real-world impact, including development of commercializable technologies and services. Its core competencies in cyber security encompass research excellence, preparedness exercises, training, and competitions.

Aligned with the Earth and Planetary Sciences Department

Institute for Water Research, Sustainability and Policy (IWRSP) *

IWRSP serves as an entity that draws faculty within UTSA, as well as water professionals from around the San Antonio area and South Texas region, to identify water-related problems, to facilitate areas of common research interests, to address water resources for individuals, communities, agriculture, and industry, and to build an excellent research, teaching, and service center.

NASA MIRO Center for Advanced Measurements in Extreme Environments (CAMEE) *

NASA MIRO CAMEE is focused on recruiting, educating, and mentoring a diverse group of undergraduate and graduate interdisciplinary students to become leaders in earth system sciences, remote sensing technologies, computational fluid dynamics, and experimental fluid mechanics.

Aligned with the Molecular Microbiology and Immunology Department

South Texas Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases (STCEID) *

STCEID focuses on the study of infectious microorganisms and the host immune response to these microorganisms. It is committed to advancing and expanding research in bacteriology, mycology, virology, parasitology, and immunology while training the next generation of infectious disease researchers.

Aligned with the Neuroscience, Developmental and Regenerative Biology Department

UTSA Brain Health Consortium (BHC) *

The UTSA BHC is a collaborative, multi-disciplinary team committed to discovering the inner workings of the brain. It integrates researchers with expertise in neuroscience, regenerative medicine, medicinal chemistry, biomedical engineering, and data analytics, with the common goal of applying those discoveries to prevent and treat neurological disorders.

UTSA Institute of Regenerative Medicine (IRM) *

The UTSA IRM is a joint initiative emanating from the UTSA Colleges of Engineering and Sciences in conjunction with multiple entities throughout the San Antonio community to establish multidisciplinary teams combining academic, clinical, military, and biotechnological expertise to address grand challenges in Regenerative Medicine.

UTSA Neurosciences Institute *

The UTSA Neurosciences Institute is the multidisciplinary research organization for the neurosciences at UTSA. The institute's mission is to foster a collaborative community of scientists committed to studying the biological basis of human experience and behavior, and the origin and treatment of nervous system diseases.

Aligned with the Physics and Astronomy Department

Consortium on Nuclear Security Technologies (CONNECT)

CONNECT conducts basic and applied research that exploits experimental and computational technologies to address grand challenges in nuclear science and engineering pertaining to nuclear security.

Kleberg Advanced Microscopy Center (KAMC)

The KAMC houses the JEOL JEM-ARM200F transmission electron microscope which is used for world-class research in nanotechnology, biology, chemistry, geology, engineering, and medicine. One of only two in the world, this microscope is propelling the development of new cancer therapies and disease treatments.


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