• Border Biomedical Research Center

 
  • 500 W. University Ave.
  • El Paso, Texas 79968
 
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Mission and Goals

The Border Biomedical Research Center has as its mission to facilitate and expand the biomedical research at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) by strengthening the research infrastructure of the institution. The BBRC is the focal point of biomedical research that addresses the biomedical and health issues of the bicultural population of the El Paso/Ciudad Juarez region of the Texas-Mexico border.

Funders and Collaborators

National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Science Foundation (NSF), and the Department of Defense (DOD).

EXPERTISE

Infectious Diseases and Immunology: Virology, Immunology, Parasitology, Bacteriology, Hepatitis and cancer biomarkers.Toxicology: Metabolism of toxicants, Receptor mediated toxicity, Molecular modeling, Heavy metal pollution, Environmental estrogens, Environmental pharmaceuticals. Neuroscience & Metabolic Disorders: Genetic and environmental factors for ADHD, Drug abuse and addiction, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases, Mental retardation, Stress, Exercise, Neurological and metabollic disorders, Cellular and molecular factors for neurological (drug addiction, schizophrenia), Metabolic disorders (obesity, diabetes).

CAPABILITIES

Biomolecule Analysis, BSL-3 Facility, Cell Culture and High Throughput Screening, DNA Analysis, Analytical Cytology, BioInformations Computing, Statistical Consulting Lab

MEMBERS

Kirken, Robert
Director
Professor
Science - Biological Sciences

Aguilera, Renato
Deputy Director, Cell Culture and High Throughput Screening Core Facility
Professor
Science - Biological Sciences

Walsh, Liz
Toxicology & Cancer Biology Research Cluster Director
Professor
Science - Biological Sciences

Han, Kyung-An
Neuromodulation Disorders Cluster Director
Associate Professor
Science - Biological Sciences

Leung, Ming-Ying
Bioinformatics Computing Core Facility
Professor
Science - Mathematical Sciences

UTEP STRATEGIC AREAS

  1. Cross-cutting: Cyberinfrastructure and Collaborative Environments

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