With a goal for a cohesive and collaborative effort in exemplifying research excellence in biological sciences on campus, IPGB is a multi-unit, multi-disciplinary organization with participating faculty, students, and scientists from fourteen units affiliated with Texas A&M University, Texas A&M AgriLife Research, and the USDA-ARS. The Borlaug Center provides the Institute for Plant Genomics and Biotechnology with a base of operations including specialized research laboratories, infrastructure, and equipment for the plant science community at Texas A&M University. IPGB laboratories possess vibrant research environments that perform cutting-edge research ranging from cellular gene regulation mechanisms, agricultural technology development, synthetic biology to bioprocessing of value-added bio-products. Specific research topics include fungal-plant interactions, programmed cell death, signal transduction, genetic manipulation of various crops, gene discovery, bioseparations, bioprocess design and simulation, nutrition improvement, environmental stress tolerance, insect-plant interactions, plant immune response, bioenergy, and bioinformatics. Our faculty research programs integrate contemporary techniques and platforms with existing agricultural and engineering strength on campus. Thus, integration of fundamental research and translational agriculture makes IPGB naturally connected and uniquely positioned on campus. Among fourteen off-campus Research and Extension Centers and six on-campus Institutes under the leadership of AgriLife Research and College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (COALS), IPGB maintains intimate connections with these units through hosting eleven faculty members from seven different departments.
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