Research Facilities

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio has an excellent library, computing resources, and laboratory facilities. Our faculty members collaborate extensively with individuals from the clinical departments in the School of Medicine, School of Nursing, and School of Dentistry. Our students work in a variety of research facilities both on campus and in the local San Antonio area. For a campus map, click here

UT Health Science Center Main Campus 

From clinical drug trials to cellular analysis, our research students and faculty work closely with patients and health care providers to develop life-saving advancements in treatment for cancer, aging and other serious conditions. 

Our research facilities at the main campus of UT Health Science Center at San Antonio offer advanced equipment and services to arm researchers with the most advanced tools in the industry.

South Texas Research Facility

The South Texas Research Facility is a $150 million center of discovery, scientific collaboration, and translational medicine. It greatly expands the university‚Äôs research programs in scientific areas highly relevant to South Texas such as diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, infectious diseases, cancer biology including molecular therapeutics, and age related neurodegenerative disease. 

The building houses offices, wet and dry laboratories, and conference rooms. The STRF is one of the largest and most energy-efficient buildings ever erected in Texas, the three-story facility is approximately the length of three football fields.

Greehey Children's Cancer Research Institute

The Greehey Children's Cancer Research Institute is a unique and specialized research center focusing primarily on understanding pediatric cancer. Housed on the Greehey Academic & Research campus of the UT Health Science Center, it serves as a regional, national, and international scientific nexus for basic and translational pediatric cancer research. 

The mission of the Greehey CCRI is to advance scientific knowledge relevant to childhood cancer and to accelerate the translation of knowledge into novel therapies.

Robert F. McDermott Clinical Sciences Building

The Robert F. McDermott Clinical Sciences Building is home to the Research Imaging Institute. The mission of the Research Imaging Institute is to perform basic, clinical and translational research using noninvasive, biomedical imaging methods for measuring the structure and function of living organisms. 

McDermott is home to neuroscience research, radiological sciences, along with labs focusing on cancer prevention. The Research Imaging Institute has a total of 28,000 sq ft of space that houses the laboratories, computing facilities, and offices.

The Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging

The Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging brings together the world's leading scientists in aging and longevity research providing them with the latest technologies in the application of cutting-edge research methods. 

The primary spaces within the facility include wet laboratories, laboratory support areas, and an animal vivarium, as well as administrative and building support.

Cancer Therapy & Research Center

The Cancer Therapy & Research Center (CTRC) is the only NCI-designated cancer center serving South Texas. It is a state-of-the-art research center with a focus on moving cancer discoveries in the laboratory into the clinic to save lives. As an NCI-designated cancer center, it has well developed research science programs aimed at conquering cancer paired with state-of-the-art cancer clinical care. 

The CTRC hosts a variety of educational opportunities including hands-on training with clinicians. In addition, the CTRC hosts a number of community educational seminars on cancer, as well as professional conferences and seminars. CTRC is also the host organization for the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, the largest in the world for the disease.

Research Administration Building

The Research Administration Building is home to biomedical researchers working on biochemistry and ophthalmology research. 

Dr. Hinck's state-of-the-art Center for Biomolecular NMR is also housed in the RAB. It supports an extensive network of offline computer workstations and associated software to facilitate in the offline analysis of NMR data collected in the center.

Texas Biomedical Research Institute

The Texas Biomedical Research Institute is an independent biomedical research institution, specializing in virology and immunology, genetics, aging, regenerative medicine and nonhuman primate research. It is also the home of the renowned Southwest National Primate Research Center

Texas Biomed has the nation's only privately owned biosafety level 4 (BSL-4) laboratory. This maximum containment lab allows for safe research on lethal pathogens for which there are no treatments or vaccines, including potential bio-terror agents and emerging diseases. It is also home to AT&T Genomics Computing Center, the world's largest computer cluster for human genetic and genomic research which allows scientists to search for disease-influencing genes at record speed. 

Southwest Research Institute 

The Southwest Research Institute is one of the oldest and largest independent nonprofit, applied research and development (R&D) organizations in the United States.