The UTSA vision is to become a premier research institution. Our mission is to promote research as an academic enhancement for UTSA students, build the University’s reputation for research excellence, and reach out to industry and government to expand the research funding available. By achieving a 253% increase in research funding over the past 10 years, UTSA’s university research is making significant progress in meeting those goals.
Access to participation in university research is an important part of an excellent education, and UTSA plays a distinctive role among research universities in its commitment to undergraduate research. Some students have used their research at UTSA to lay the groundwork for entrepreneurship and to bring to market new inventions and patents.
The Office of the Vice President for Research promotes all aspects of research and other creative endeavors among colleges, centers, institutes and collaborating partners. The Office ensures that all research-engaged faculty and students have the resources and support they need to develop and manage their research programs. Some of our cores are supported by a grant from the National Institute on Minority Heath and Health Disparities (G12MD007591) from the National Institutes of Health.
UTSA Core Facilities:
- The Kleberg Advanced Microscopy Center: focuses on synthesis and characterization of nanomaterials.
- RCMI Biophotonics Core: focuses on the study and manipulations of biological samples using light.
- RCMI Protein Biomarkers Core: focuses on capillary liquid chromatography mass spectometry (LCMS) and tandem mass spectometry (LCMSMS).
- Immune Defense Core: focuses on the usage of flow cytometry equipment and related services, including technical training opportunities.
- RCMI Computational Systems Biology Core: focuses on providing computational support for basic and translational health research.
*Please browse our "Core Facilities" tab for more information.