Almost 400,000 square feet of space in various buildings is dedicated to research. Recent additions include the Medical Research Building, an 11-story laboratory building housing several centers, institutes, and departments, a dedicated structural biology building housing state-of-the-art NMR equipment.
Research faculty, students, and postdoctoral trainees at UTMB have ready access to cutting-edge equipment and technologies. UTMB's 20 basic biomedical and clinical academic departments all have faculty conducting funded research.
The Office of the Associate Vice President for Research liaisons with funding agencies, identifies funding sources for faculty and students, and assists researchers in preparing and submitting grant applications. This office also maintains a catalog of research expertise listing all UTMB faculty and their areas of expertise as well as a compendium of all research core facilities on campus available to help researchers. Examples of core facilities include those providing transgenic animals, analysis and synthesis of proteins or nucleic acids, image analysis, nude mice, DNA sequencing, NMR analysis, cell sorting, X-ray crystallography, in situ hybridization, morphometric analysis, gene cloning, and many others.