Biomedical research at UTMB delves into a broad range of promising topics that often have immediate application to patient care. Current areas of research excellence include neuroscience, environmental health, gastrointestinal health, and new and resurgent infectious diseases, including tropical diseases.
Research at UTMB is multidisciplinary, with basic scientists, clinicians, and students working together to share information, facilities, and other resources. In addition, a series of multidisciplinary research centers of excellence address cancer, environmental toxicology, structural biology, molecular sciences, aging, and molecular cardiology.
The vibrant research environment at UTMB has enabled the university to attract an increasing number of federal grants. More than $81 million in government grants were recorded by the university in fiscal year 2017.