Research Centers, Units and Institutes

College of Pharmacy-based Centers, Institutes and Core Facilities


The Center for Molecular Carcinogenesis & Toxicology

The CMCT fosters interdisciplinary research collaborations and provides the prerequisite ancillary research infrastructure to support interdisciplinary graduate training programs. Center participants represent a wide variety of scientific disciplines: Pharmacology, Toxicology, Chemical Biology & Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmaceutics, Neuroscience, Nutrition, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Marine Biology, and Civil and Mechanical Engineering.


The Addiction Science Research & Education Center

The Addiction Science Research & Education Center communicates the latest findings in addiction science as a service to professionals, clinicians, and the public.


The Drug Dynamics Institute

The Drug Dynamic Institute (DDI) is a multi-disciplinary research center where scientists, educators, businesses and regulatory agencies collaborate in finding solutions to a wide range of biomedical, pharmaceutical and public health issues.  The DDI brings together an extensive network of faculty and researchers to cultivate ideas and programs that enhance the discovery, development and commercialization of human disease therapies.


Targeted Therapeutic Drug Discovery and Development Program

The goal of TTDDDP is focused on assisting cancer scientists and clinicians by utilizing a truly integrated approach of targeted molecular drug discovery, uniting every key discipline to achieve their goals in a single platform.


Proteomics Facility

The Proteomics Facility provides services, self-service equipment, and collaborative research for the detection, characterization, and quantification of biomolecules.


Associated Institutes and Centers with the College of Pharmacy

The Center for Infectious Disease

Established in 2013, the John Ring LaMontagne Center for Infectious Disease (CID) bridges the gap between basic and translational research into microbial and viral pathogenesis. These efforts also include characterizing and predicting the spread of infectious diseases through populations, and supporting programs to define the human and animal responses to challenge by infectious agents and how human genetics impact susceptibility to infection.


Waggoner Center for Alcohol and Addiction Research at the University of Texas

The Center (WCAAR) was established in 1999 as an organized research unit of UT’s College of Natural Sciences.  WCAAR’s objective is to create the world’s premier center for alcohol and addiction research, thereby developing solutions for the prevention and cure of alcoholism.


The Institute for Cellular and Molecular Biology

In 1993 The University established the Institute for Cellular and Molecular Biology to focus efforts on the revolutionary developments occurring in molecular biology, genetics, cell biology, and genomics.


The University of Texas Institute for Neuroscience

The Institute of Neuroscience is the intellectual and administrative center for neuroscience research at the University of Texas at Austin.


The Cancer Therapy & Research Center at University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

The Cancer Therapy & Research Center (CTRC) is one of only four National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Centers in Texas. CTRC specialists bring a multidisciplinary approach to cancer care through cancer prevention, diagnosis, patient care treatments, clinical trials and research. The CTRC offers integrated, multidisciplinary care by the world’s leading experts in different types of cancer.


Additional Partnerships

Dell Medical School

UT’s College of Pharmacy (COP) collaborates with the Dell Medical School’s Dell Pediatric Research Institute (DPRI) to translate research findings into practical health applications. DPRI is Dell Medical School’s state-of-the-art medical research facility designed to advance understanding of childhood diseases and disorders.


Dell Pediatric Research Institute

The Dell Pediatric Research Institute (DPRI) is The University of Texas at Austin’s state-of-the-art medical research facility designed to advance understanding of childhood diseases and disorders. The DPRI collaboration with College of Pharmacy researchers translates research findings into practical health applications.


Industry Engagement

The UT College of Pharmacy (COP) creates partnerships with businesses to advance health care, support UT students and support research excellence.