14th Annual

Texas A&M University, College Station

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

2013 Life Science R & D Expenditures: 40th Ranked = $299,122,000 [1]

2014 NIH Funding: $38,233,591 [2]

During the most recent fiscal year, researchers at Texas A&M and affiliated A&M System agencies formed six startup companies and executed 50 licenses, bringing the total number of active licenses to 441; 38 licenses for new technology were executed and 32 patents were issued. [3]

TAMU facility researchers generate more than $820 million in research expenditures. [4]

The National Science Foundation (NSF) announced Texas A&M will continue to manage operations for the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) with funding of up to $250 million over the next five years, plus as much as $87.5 million from other nations that participate in the global ocean drilling program [5]

Texas A&M University will be awarded a series of grants totaling $176 million over a 5 year period. Over an expected lifetime of 25 years, the federal contract to create a Center for Innovation in Advanced Development and Manufacturing is likely worth $1.5 to $2 billion. [6]

Texas A & M University is finishing construction on a new $120 million building as part of the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, expected completion in 2016. [7]

Texas A&M is constructing a new $91 million pandemic influenza vaccine-manufacturing facility expected to be completed in late 2015. [8]

Texas A&M University, College Station is receiving $10.8 million over 3 years from the Chancellor’s Research Initiative to boost multidisciplinary quantum biophotonics research. [9]

The EPA Awarded Texas A&M Researchers $6 Million Grant to Investigate Environmental Impact on Cardiac Health [10]

TAMU received a two grants from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for structure-based discovery of critical vulnerabilities of micobacteria. One award was for $1.9 million and the other for $1.8 million. [11]

The National Cancer Institute granted a $1.3 million award for the study of comparative mechanisms of cancer chemoprevention. [12]

Researchers at Texas A&M University received $1.1 million from the National Institutes of Health to study the structure of Mycobacterium tuberculosis proteins. [13]

A $1.1 million grant was awarded to TAMU from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences. [14]


[1] From: HERD Rankings, February 2015: http://webcaspar.nsf.gov/profiles/site?method=rankingBySource&ds=herd
[2] From NIH Reporter: http://projectreporter.nih.gov/reporter_ChartResults.cfm?icde=22493721
[3] http://www.tamu.edu/about/facts/research.html
[4] From TAMU Facts About Research: http://www.tamu.edu/about/facts/research.html
[5] From TAMU Times, Dec. 20, 2013: http://tamutimes.tamu.edu/2013/12/20/year-2013-texas-am-becomes-largest-university-in-state-one-of-most-diversified-in-nation/#.Ut8H2nHTmiY
[6] From WATW News Talk, June 18th, 2012: http://wtaw.com/2012/06/18/am-receives-federal-grant-develop-manufacture-pandemic-flu-vaccines/ and Chron, December 4, 2012: http://blog.chron.com/sciguy/2012/06/texas-am-lands-major-federal-prize-to-become-a-vaccine-mecca/
[7] From TAMU Press Release, April 30, 2014: https://vetmed.tamu.edu/news/press-releases/texas-am-breaks-ground-for-new-veterinary-biomedical-sciences-education-complex
[8] From TAMU Campus News: http://www.myaggienation.com/am_news/gov-rick-perry-hails-impact-of-vaccine-manufacturer-at-college/article_6baf9573-45bc-5da1-a51e-2c04e1a7b52c.html
[9] Oct. 28, 2013: http://www.science.tamu.edu/articles/1132/
[10] http://vetmed.tamu.edu/news/press-releases/epa-awards-texas-am-researchers-$6-million-grant-to-investigate-environmental-impact-on-cardiac-health/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+tamuvetmed-news+%28News+from+the+Texas+A%26M+CVM%29&utm_content=FeedBurner
[11] From NIH RePort: http://projectreporter.nih.gov/project_info_details.cfm?aid=8711232&icde=22125891&ddparam=&ddvalue=&ddsub=&cr=170&csb=default&cs=ASC
[12] From NIH RePort: http://projectreporter.nih.gov/project_info_details.cfm?aid=8732423&icde=22125891&ddparam=&ddvalue=&ddsub=&cr=43&csb=default&cs=ASC
[13] From Project Reporter NIH, January 2014 : http://projectreporter.nih.gov/project_info_description.cfm?aid=8511704&icde=18883236&ddparam=&ddvalue=&ddsub=&cr=3&csb=AA&cs=DESC
[14] From NIH RePort: http://projectreporter.nih.gov/project_info_details.cfm?aid=8705275&icde=22125891&ddparam=&ddvalue=&ddsub=&cr=172&csb=default&cs=ASC

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