The cancer research program at TMHRI is one of the largest in Texas, with basic, clinical, and translational studies covering many types of cancer including breast, endometrial, genitourinary, and prostate.
The cardiovascular disease program at TMHRI focuses primarily on atherosclerosis, acute coronary syndromes, arrhythmia, atrial and ventricular fibrillation, and heart failure.
Diabetes and Metabolic Disease
The diabetes and metabolic disease research program at TMHRI will conduct a wide range of investigational studies into the mechanisms of diabetes, obesity, insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, tissue damage, and islet cell dysfunction.
The genomic medicine program conducts research in nuclear hormone receptor genomic regulatory mechanisms, and oversees a Next Generation genomic sequencing core that provides services to TMHRI researchers.
The infectious disease and inflammation research program at TMHRI focuses on several significant causes of human infection including group A Streptococcus (strep throat, flesh eating disease), tuberculosis, and Vibrio cholerae.
Inflammation and Epigenetics
The Center for Inflammation and Epigenetics is an interdisciplinary translational research laboratory, which bridges laboratory science and clinical applications in the fields of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, infectious disease, metabolism, cancer, neuroscience and transplantation.
The neurosciences research program at TMHRI concentrates on investigations of amyotropic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Parkinson's Disease, medically refractory dystonia, stroke, primary brain tumors, and stuttering.
Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine
The tissue engineering & regenerative medicine program was established to advance the field of cell-based therapies, and to support TMHRI investigators in their research involving pluripotent stem cells to treat human diseases.
The transplantation immuology research program at TMHRI directs its studies on the minimization of postoperative complications for heart, lung, liver, and kidney transplantation.