The Texas A&M Center for Environmental Health Research (TiCER)Enhancing Public Health by Identifying, Understanding, and Reducing Adverse Environmental Health Risks
Expand and increase impact of EHS research at TAMU
Facilitate exchange of ideas and experimental approaches
Foster multidisciplinary collaborations that lead to high-impact discoveries
Identify common exposure and disease interests
Produce world class research in a variety of
Provide assistance to investigators at every experimental stage
Offer state-of-the-art technologies, expert consultation, and comprehensive training programs to Center members
Organization promotes interaction among Center members to
Develop research foci directly influenced by community needs and concerns
Utilize existing programs and develop new resources for community engagement
Translate reserach into usable information for stakeholders and policy-making
Inform public on potential environmental hazards
Our vision for the Texas A&M Center for Environmental Health Research (TiCER) is to nucleate research and translational activities of faculty and trainees around the overarching theme “Enhancing Public Health by Identifying, Understanding, and Reducing Adverse Environmental Health Risks.” We will build on Texas A&M University’s history of state-wide outreach with a focus on underserved populations and achieve this vision by identifying and addressing environmental health concerns of affected communities and populations, facilitating multidisciplinary collaborations among Center members to elucidate mechanistic links between environmental exposure and adverse health outcomes, and translating mechanistic data to genetically heterogeneous populations. The Center will provide strategic integration of the Facility Cores and Center members and facilitate exchange of novel research strategies and methods to:
- identify and understand environmental risks
- promote new cross-disciplinary collaborative projects
- advance new avenues in environmental health research that address community stakeholder concerns
- recruit new environmental health researchers and technologists
- provide science-based outcomes that are actionable for stakeholders at the family, community, and policy-making level
The Center will provide an administrative infrastructure and technical support to serve as a catalyst for engaging members and stakeholders, promoting careers, and increasing the research impact of investigators across Texas A&M, as well as facilitating bi-directional engagement with affected communities and stakeholders statewide.
David Threadgill Ph.D.
University Distinguished Professor
Tom and Jean McMullin Chair of Genetics
Department of Molecular and Cellular Medicine, College of Medicine
Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
Weston Porter Ph.D.
Department of Veterinary Integrative Biosciences
College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
Apply for TiCER Membership
The Texas A&M Center for Environmental Health Research (TiCER) facilitates the research closely related to "Environmental Health Sciences". To this effort, funding is provided to selected proposals and the submitter must be a TiCER Member before your proposal can be submitted. If you are not a TiCER Member, apply for the Center Membership below.