Utilizing synergistic resources of both institutions to support
and grow research capacity, the Center for Cell and Organ
Biotechnology (CCOB) at Texas A&M University (TAMU) College of
Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and the Texas Heart
Institute (THI) recruits additional top-notch scientists,
entrepreneurs and industry partners to accomplish its goals. This
- Predicting disease onset earlier to allow earlier intervention
- Developing personalized cell and gene therapies to prevent
chronic disease progression;
- Novel therapeutics to treat tissue and organ injury
- Reversing chronic diseases associated with aging.
We are enhancing educational opportunities in the biomedical
sciences and building a high-quality work force in Texas in the
field of regenerative medicine.
By bringing together molecular and cell biologists, engineers,
physiologists, clinicians and entrepreneurs, the CCOB takes a
multi-faceted approach to preventing, diagnosing, and treating
chronic disease for both human and veterinary patients.
Our faculty members work collaboratively to advance the CCOB
mission of improving human and veterinary health by developing,
testing, and commercializing disruptive cell and organ
biotechnologies and molecular tools. CCOB faculty members are full
and active participants in training the next generation of
regenerative medicine scientists, including a broad,
inter-disciplinary variety of clinical scientists, biomedical
scientists, veterinarians, cell biologists, physiologists, and
CCOB Faculty and Trainee Activities
- Designing and conducting research projects aimed at developing
innovative new diagnostic and therapeutic tools.
- Applying for grant support and publishing articles related to
- Organizing and/or coordinating symposia, workshops, classes,
and other educational programs for healthcare professionals,
industry leaders, students, and/or the public at large.
- Working with industry experts to speed CCOB technologies to the
- Postdoctoral positions in CCOB research laboratories.
- The CCOB Scholars Program, supporting graduate students working
under the supervision of CCOB faculty and staff.
- An ongoing CCOB-Innovation Kitchen space at TAMU or THI
designed to stimulate creativity, innovation, problem solving and
entrepreneurship while introducing CCOB trainees to the emerging
fields of stem cell biology, regenerative medicine and integrative
Innovation Kitchen in the Texas A&M College of Veterinary
The Innovation Kitchen Laboratory is designed with
an eye toward the commercialization of innovative new ideas,
inventions, and/or products that address real-world problems. This
laboratory is a fully equipped BL-2 laboratory within the Center
for Veterinary Medicine to help of experts within the CCOB.
Available to CCOB Faculty and Trainees
Shared Laboratory Resources in the Texas Heart Institute
Research Laboratories in Houston, Texas
Shared Laboratory Resources in the Texas A&M College of
Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM) in College
Texas A&M System Core Laboratory Resources
Commercialization Resources available to the CCOB
* A TETF-funded program that works with several biotech
companies in the state who ether have ETF funding or are applying
for it (relationships with Bio Sciences, Luminex, Asuragen, Altogen
Labs, and Lab7). Work with companies around the world and are
involved in their product development and commercialization