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The Biosensor and Biomarker Technology (BBT) Core Facility is a research support facility at Texas Southern University (TSU) that provides technical and resources support as well as hands-on training in molecular and biochemical techniques for environmental and biomedical research investigators. The main objective of the BBT is to provide essential research infrastructure to improve and facilitate the research capabilities of faculty investigators and graduate students at TSU. To accomplish this goal, the BBT core facility provides assistance to research investigators in the following molecular, environmental and toxicological techniques through RCMI-sponsored research resources.
The purpose of the Institute for Biomedical and Health Disparities Research grant is to provide the research infrastructure needed to increase faculty competitiveness in biomedical and behavioral research. The grant supports core facility development in molecular biology and tissue engineering; biosensor and biomarker technology; computational research; and proteomics and genomics. The grant also supports graduate student development. Recruitment of biomedical research faculty and their development is another goal of the project. The Institute is supported by a grant from the National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, Research Centers in Minority Institutions Program. The resources in the facilities are intended to aid in biomedical research and training programs that responds to current and future needs of the field. This involves continued creation of course materials for the current curriculum as well as specialized courses, training sessions and hands on-workshops. Furthermore, investigators affiliated with the facility are committed to developing and applying cutting-edge technologies that will benefit human and social endeavors.
NASA C-BER integrates molecular biology, bioinformatics, bionanotechnology with chemical and biochemical analysis. Techniques for detecting, monitoring and controlling microorganisms are being developed; and the effects of microgravity, radiation and other space travel-induced stress factors on living organisms are investigated with the intent of developing countermeasures. The research of C-BER is closely aligned with NASA‘s Exploration Systems Mission Directorate and is relevant to all NASA‘s mission directorates. Our successes will improve existing technologies and generate new inventions that increase speed and accuracy while decreasing cost. New technology developed or advanced will educate and drive the perception of what is possible in the realm of Space Life Sciences. Historically, synergism between science and technology has thrived at TSU as applied to microgravity induced stress and microbial detection/control. In this current effort we will develop advanced technologies to enable novel solutions to the great health challenges facing humans during long-term space duration missions. Overall we shall develop a future workforce in STEM fields; improve TSU‘s research infrastructure and innovative partnerships; enhance astronaut and autonomous medical care; enhance technology transfers and commercialization; and improve quality of life on earth.
GOALS: To expand and strengthen the University‘s biomedical research capabilities in order that significant contributions may be made to the improvement of the cardiovascular health status of all Americans, especially African Americans. The Center serves as the hub of research activities on cardiovascular diseases and houses faculty, graduate students and research personnel. The Center also provides intensive laboratory training experiences for both graduate students and undergraduates and serves as a site for structured and supportive faculty development.
TASKS: Nitric oxide/cytochrome P450 interactions in the control of renal function and blood pressure, peroxisome proliferator activated receptors (alpha and gamma) in the pathogenesis of hypertension and renal failure, cyclooxygenase metabolites of arachidonic acid and cerebral flow in subarachnoid hemorrhage (stroke) and diabetes mellitus.
Mission: The mission of the Center for Health Disparities Research is to enhance the biomedical research capability of Texas Southern University by promoting infrastructure and resources for biomedical/behavioral research training capacity in health disparities research via training of faculty to examine biological, clinical, and sociological factors related to cardiovascular disease and HIV in minority populations in the hope of discovering solutions to health and other problems that disproportionately affect urban minorities.
Among the proposed research within the Center for Health Disparities Research is cardiovascular disease risk reduction among HIV patients especially, target prevention and reduction in health disparities among African Americans. The other activities will include but not limited to the following: seminars, journal clubs, laboratory and behavioral science training of undergraduate and graduate students, and advanced training for postdoctoral fellows, as well as community outreach. Additional funding will be sought to promote research enterprise in the CHDR while addressing community health issues with respect to disease prevention and working with additional investigators to provide an enriching 'milieu‘ for developing independent investigators. Community-based participatory research (CBPR) will be used to develop a health promotion/health education program that will engage the community in development of strategies to overcome health disparities.
The College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (COPHS) produces quality health care professionals who are competent in health care delivery, including the provision of patient-centered care and other health care services and programs. The College prepares students to be leaders in their fields and to be good citizens who utilize their knowledge, skills and abilities to improve the health and well-being of local, state, national and global communities.
The College of Science and Technology brings together programs in the sciences and technologies at Texas Southern University, which provide students with a high quality comprehensive education, and makes them competitive in a global marketplace with emerging technologies. These programs are offered in the Departments of Aviation Science and Technology, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering Technology, Environmental Science and Technology, Industrial Technology, Mathematics, Physics andTransportation Studies. The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree, the Master of Science (M.S.) degree, and the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree are awarded.
The goal of the center is to address training, research problems, and technology transfer issues as they relate to the environment; by increasing the number of under-represented minority graduates in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology. ERT2C projects focus on analysis of toxic elements and compounds in a closed environment, trace metals in soil, soil sediments, air and wastewater processes, wastewater contaminants, and environmental policy and law. The Core Analytical Facility is an important component of the center. The Core‘s mission is to achieve regional, community, and national recognition as a quality environmental analytical laboratory and environmental research program. This Mission will be achieved through the characterization of environmental toxicants in the ambient environment (air, soil, and/or water) and the investigation of the mechanisms involved in the toxicity effect.
Texas Southern University's High Performance Computing Center (TSU-HPCC) was established to promote research and teaching on campus through integrating leading-edge high performance computing and visualization for the faculty, staff and students of Texas Southern University. The HPCC provides consulting and assistance to campus researchers with experimental software and/or hardware needs. We also provide training in parallel and grid computing. HPCC will serves as a liaison between various teams that are engaged in research. We work to support, configure and port applications to HPCC resources.
This laboratory specializes in the identification of novel anti-infectives using drug screening techniques.
Dr. Ohia's lab is an Ophthalmic Pharmacology Laboratory equipped for both pharmacology and biochemistry studies. Research goals include (1) studying the pharmacology of receptors that regulate the release of neurotransmitters in ocular tissues and (2) Identifying and characterizing potential target sites important in the therapy of eye diseases.
There is an increasing need for a more efficient health care system including novel drugs that help to relieve the health disparity in minority and urban communities. The Pharmacology Core helps TSU achieve its goal of improving biomedical research on minority health. In conjunction with the other RCMI research cores and laboratories, lead compounds can be screened and analyzed at the Pharmacology Core facility, and will be optimized and further developed to obtain preclinical efficacy, toxicity and pharmacokinetic information, and eventually translated to Phase 0-I clinical trials. The following resources are available in the Pharmacology Core facility: drug preformulation and formulation on promising compounds; novel nanotechnology-based drug formulation, characterization and delivery techniques for in vitro and in vivo studies; nanoparticle imaging and analysis instruments, and methods for molecule and particle characterization; mass spectrometry instruments and capability of qualitative and quantitative measurement of small molecules; and small animal facility for preclinical and clinical pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics studies.
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