Seeking to Cure Diseases of Our Time in Our Time

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The Brown Foundation Institute of Molecular Medicine for the Prevention of Human Diseases (IMM) at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston was established in 1995 in the heart of the Texas Medical Center - the world's largest.  The IMM is focused on studying and preventing diseases at the genetic, cellular and molecular levels using DNA and protein technologies and animal models. The IMM is part of the Texas Therapeutics Institute, a multi-institutional collaboration encouraging drug discovery.

The Institute of Molecular Medicine

Opened in 2006, the 229,000-square-foot Fayez S. Sarofim Research Building houses the IMM's research centers:

  • Human Genetics
  • Cardiovascular Genetics
  • Metabolic and Degenerative Diseases
  • Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine
  • Immunology and Autoimmune Diseases
  • Molecular Imaging
  • Senator Lloyd Bentsen and B.A. Bentsen Center
    for Stroke Research
  • Texas Therapeutics Institute
  • Translational Cancer Research

Current Research at the IMM

  • Properties and therapeutic applications of adult and embryonic stem cells
  • Links between obesity and cancer
  • Relationship between excessive fat accumulation and diabetes
  • First in-human images of near-infrared fluorescence
  • Genetic variants tied to increased cardiovascular and stroke risk
  • Proteomics and systems biology in cancer and immunology
  • Antibody, aptamer and small molecule drug discovery programs
  • Nanomedicine in cancer and infectious diseases
  • Glycobiology of the Notch signaling pathway

The Brown Foundation Institute of Molecular Medicine Annual Reports

Fiscal Year 2022
Fiscal Year 2021
Fiscal Year 2020
Fiscal Year 2019
Fiscal Year 2018
Fiscal Year 2017
Fiscal Year 2016
Fiscal Year 2015
Fiscal Year 2014
Fiscal Year 2013
Fiscal Year 2012
Fiscal Year 2011


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For additional information, contact:

John F. Hancock, MA, MB, BChir, PhD
Email: Mrs. Maria Garcia-Villarreal
1825 Pressler Street
Houston, Texas 77030
Phone: 713-500-2434, Fax: 713-500-2420


Photo: Fayez S. Sarofim Research Building and University Center Tower by Richard Payne ©2006

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