The cancer research program at Houston Methodist Research Institute 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 Research Institute 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 Research Institute 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 Research Institute researchers.
The infectious disease and inflammation research program at Research Institute 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 Research Institute concentrates on investigations of amyotropic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Parkinson's Disease, medically refractory dystonia, stroke, primary brain tumors, and stuttering.
Outcomes, Quality & Other Initiatives
Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine
The tissue engineering & regenerative medicine program was established to advance the field of cell-based therapies, and to support Research Institute investigators in their research involving pluripotent stem cells to treat human diseases.
The transplant immunology research program at Research Institute directs its studies on the minimization of postoperative complications for heart, lung, liver, and kidney transplantation.