Texas A&M MD/PhD Programs – Houston Campus

Houston Methodist and Texas A&M Health Science Center have partnered to collaborate on innovative research and medical education. Students pursuing an MD/PhD degree have the opportunity to enroll in medical and graduate science classes at Texas A&M Institute for Biosciences and Technology (IBT) in Houston and complete three to four years of doctoral thesis work with a faculty mentor at Houston Methodist Research Institute.

Students have the opportunity to experience translational and interdisciplinary research and education, while also taking advantage of the state-of-the-art facilities and services available at the research institute. This program boasts a number of unparalleled opportunities:

  • Access to a global research collaboration network of multidisciplinary faculty who are experts in the translational research space
  • Exposure to translational research strategies and infrastructure that move medical research from concept to cure
  • Opportunities to attend seminars and didactic programs offered by Houston Methodist Research Institute in clinical and translational research
  • Access to the Texas Medical Center, which is the largest medical center in the world, with 7.2 million yearly patient visits and 171,000 annual surgeries

AREAS OF RESEARCH


Systems Medicine & Bioinformatics

Chair:
Stephen Wong, PhD

Immunobiology & Inflammation

Co-Chairs:
Rongfu Wang, PhD
Xian Li, PhD

Cancer

Co-Chairs:
Jenny Chang, MD
Sankar Mitra, PhD

Nanomedicine

Co-Chairs:
Mauro Ferrari, PhD
Haifa Shen, PhD

Cardiovascular Sciences

Co-Chairs:
John Cooke, MD, PhD
William Zoghbi, MD

Infectious Disease & Pathology

Chair:
James Musser, MD, PhD

Computational Surgery

Chair:
Marc Garbey, PhD

Regenerative Medicine

Co-Chairs:
Timothy Boone, MD, PhD
Ennio Tasciotti, PhD