TiCER Research Mission

Enhancing public health by identifying, understanding, and reducing adverse environmental health risks

We Promote Innovation

TiCER is organized around four thematic areas to facilitate the exchange of ideas and development of novel experimental approaches. Cross-disciplinary synergies among members lead to new collaborations and high-impact discoveries as investigators work to identify common exposure and disease interests. 

We Integrate Research

TiCER aims to enhance research capacity, integration, and translation by facilitating research across mechanistic, individual, and inter-individual scales by integrating a set of Facility Cores that bridge technologies, capabilities, and expertise.

We Value Mentorship

TiCER champions the recruitment, mentoring, and career development of junior faculty and future leaders in environmental health research through a multi-faceted program that spans career stages, from new investigators to emerging leaders. 

We Engage Community

TiCER promotes new and innovative research motivated by community and stakeholder concerns that originate from individual investigators or cross-disciplinary teams.  The Center also supports translation and application of research findings to inform decision-making at individual, community, and policy-making levels.

Research Themes

To foster collaboration and intellectual exchange, TiCER is organized around four research themes that build on the strengths and expertise of Center members. Interactions among investigators and the formation of new collaborations leads to enhanced productivity, encourages innovation, and ensures high-impact outcomes.

Climate Change and Health

The primary goal of this theme is to elucidate the interactions between air quality, climate change, and public health by combining numerical models, field measurements, laboratory experiments, and epidemiological studies.

Environmental Justice and Policy

The mission of this theme will be to support Center research activities that are responsive to community environmental health concerns, especially for minority and socioeconomically disadvantaged communities that are particularly vulnerable to environmental health threats and face significant barriers to effecting change, and to inform Center members about the types of data that will be of greatest value to various stakeholders and members of the public for decision-making and policy creation.

Stressors to Responses

This research theme is focused on isolating environmental stressors, understanding the mechanisms by which these stressors take effect in biological systems, and identifying diseases and adverse biological responses associated with stressor exposure.

Environment and Metabolism

The mission of this theme is to study environmental exposures that beneficially or adversely impact metabolic health. Dysregulated metabolism is widely regarded as a precursor to poor overall health. Research in this theme will look into the unique environmental exposure susceptibilities of those with reduced metabolic health in an effort to identify environmental contributors to metabolic syndrome.

Apply for a Voucher!

Kick start your research with funding from TiCER and access to various biomolecular research cores

$1,000 Voucher

It couldn’t be easier to get to the last mile. Finish your project by availing services from TiCER core.

$5,000 Voucher

To kick start a small project idea. Start your pilot project and complete the proof-of-concept.

$10,000 Voucher

Cover major part of your project’s cost. For example, a single sequencing run of Human genome at 30X coverage costs approximately $1,200.

Apply for TiCER Membership

The Texas A&M Center for Environmental Health Research (TiCER) facilitates the research closely related to “Environmental Health Sciences“.