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 reserach 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.


01 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.

02 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.

03 Individuals to Populations>>
The mission of this theme is to foster research activities that bridge the gap between the unique responses of individuals and population-level studies. Research in this area aims to understand how inter-individual differences modulate specific environmental exposures and influence subsequent adverse responses.

04 Community, Regulation, and Policy>>
The goal of this theme is to support research activities that address community environmental health concerns and to inform Center members on the types of data that are most useful to stakeholders for decision- and policy-making.

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.