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Advancing Human and Animal Health

The Center for Cell and Organ Biotechnology is a new collaboration between the Texas Heart Institute and the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Led by Dr. Doris A. Taylor, the Center draws from expertise at both institutions to position it as a world leader in adult stem cell research, organ transplantation, and personalized medicine. The Center includes scientists, engineers, physicians, veterinarians, and business managers from both organizations, other colleges affiliated with Texas A&M University, and affiliates in the Texas Medical Center. The health of animals and people is inextricably linked and this unique center will advance both human and animal health.

Research Areas

The center will take a multi-faceted approach to chronic disease for both human and veterinary health care, based on cell and organ failure. This includes:

  • Predicting disease onset earlier to allow earlier intervention (diagnostics);
  • Developing personalized cell and gene therapies to prevent chronic disease progression;
  • Novel therapeutics to treat organ injury, and;
  • New organ repair or replacement strategies when organ failure is present.