CSA is comprised of 34 faculty members, many which share appointments with the Barshop Aging Institute, the Greehey Childrens Cancer Institute, or the Biggs Alzheimer’s Institute. CSA faculty, postdoctoral fellows and students have many outstanding research accomplishments, particularly in the areas of Cancer Biology, Biology of Aging, Neurobiology, Genomics and Bioinformatics, DNA Repair and Mutagenesis, Cell & Organelle Biology, and Stem Cell Biology. Impressively, several scientific discoveries are currently in clinical trials.
CSA faculty are also outstanding educators. We host multiple training grants; these include an IRACDA postdoctoral program for future educators and an NIH-supported training grant in cancer. Our graduate and postdoctoral trainees go on to pursue successful careers in academia, industry, and in medical professions. Our department has a long history of outstanding contributions to education and is proud of our record for teaching awards which far out-numbers those of any other department at the institution.