Research Facilities

The Department of Cell Systems & Anatomy occupies 34,000 square feet of research and office space in addition to teaching space. The Department and its research laboratories are a biotechnological resource available for qualified scientists in the University, state and region.

The laboratories house instrumentation for a world class facility that is available for Optical Imaging of all kinds:

  • digitized video microscopy;
  • confocal microscopy
  • fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy,
  • multiphoton excitation microscopy.

A shared cell/tissue culture facility serves the tissue culture requirements of the Department. It contains hoods for sterile culture, inverted microscopes, incubators and cell microinjection equipment. A complete dishwashing, sterilization facility and cold room supports the facility.

Instrumentation for modern cell and molecular biological research is widely available in the Department, including equipment for preparative and ultracentrifugation; gel electrophoresis, high performance liquid chromatography and fast protein liquid chromatography; spectrophotometry and spectrofluorophotometer; scintillation counting; calorimetry; autoradiography; immunocytochemistry; radioimmunoassay; membrane and protein purification; DNA cloning and sequencing (gel scanners, phosphorimager); in situ hybridization and other techniques of modern tissue, cell and molecular biology.


CSA Faculty belong to other UT Health Center, Centers & Institutes:

The Sam and Ann Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies (BARSHOP)
Greehey Children’s Cancer Research Institute (GCCRI)
Mays Cancer Center at UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson
Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s & Neurodegenerative Diseases


South Texas Research Facility (STRF) Research Imaging Institute (RII)