Institutes

Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases

The Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases focuses on research, education and outreach to prevent, detect, mitigate and recover from foreign animal, emerging, and/or zoonotic diseases (transmissible between animals and humans), which may be introduced intentionally or through natural processes. At least 60 percent of all human pathogens are zoonotic, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and 75 percent of recently emerging infectious diseases that affect humans are of animal origin.

Institute of Plant Genomics and Biotechnology

A multidisciplinary organization, the Institute for Plant Genomics and Biotechnology is a composed of faculty members representing 14 units affiliated with Texas A&M University, Texas A&M AgriLife Research, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service. Research projects at the Institute for Plant Genomics and Biotechnology include the development of transgenic plants for disease and stress resistance and high-value proteins, as well as the platform for biotechnology research in food, fiber, and health. Additionally, the Institute performs DNA diagnostics for AgriLife Research and serves as the home of the Texas Cotton Biotechnology Program.

Institute of Renewable Natural Resources

IRNR conducts interdisciplinary research and technology transfer, policy and economic analysis, and engagement with land managers and policy makers to improve the management of natural resources. This approach ultimately promotes the safety, security and sustainability of land, water and wildlife.

Norman E. Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture

The Borlaug Institute’s programs provide researchers, policymakers and university faculty from developing countries the ability to strengthen sustainable agricultural practices through scientific training and collaborative research opportunities. The Borlaug Institute aims to be the leading international agriculture program among U.S. universities, measured by the quality of its international teaching, science and extension programs. Building on Dr. Borlaug’s work, the Norman Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture at Texas A&M employs agricultural science to feed the world’s hungry, and to support equity, economic growth, quality of life, and mutual respect among peoples.

Texas A&M Institute for Genomic Medicine (TIGM)

The Texas A&M Institute for Genomic Medicine (TIGM) is an essential resource for any researcher looking to obtain knockout mice and embryonic stem (ES) cells quickly and with favorable intellectual property (IP) terms. Our resources include the world’s largest gene trap library of ES cells in the C57BL/6N mouse strain and access to the largest library of ES cells in the 129/SvEvBrd mouse strain. TIGM provides both ES cell clones and mice to the public and private international research community.

Texas Water Resources Institute

First established in 1952, TWRI was designated as the water resources institute for the state of Texas in 1964 by the Texas Legislature and Texas Governor after Congress passed the Water Resources Research Act (WRRA) of 1964. Working with university faculty and water resources professionals, TWRI helps address priority water resources issues in the state. We collaborate through joint projects with universities; federal, state and local governmental organizations; and numerous others, including engineering firms, commodity groups and environmental organizations. Today, TWRI is one of 54 institutes in the National Institute for Water Resources, which serves as the contact between individual institutes and the federal funding sponsor, U.S. Geological Survey.

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