Texas A&M AgriLife Research
Texas A&M is heavily involved in research. Here in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, many of our professors and graduate students are funded by Texas A&M AgriLife Research. AgriLife Research is our research and technology development agency for agriculture, natural resources and the life sciences. Texas A&M AgriLife Research partners with other Texas A&M System campuses and the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, and has 13 regional Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Centers throughout the state.
Texas A&M University encourages undergraduate research through LAUNCH, an undergraduate research program that supports inquiry and research within all the academic disciplines at Texas A&M and through the college’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates. Graduate research opportunities can be found through the college.
The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences partners with many institutions within and outside of the Texas A&M family. Partnerships span beyond the United States and opportunities to partner with international researchers are plentiful.
Agriculture, food, managerial and resource economics, agribusiness management, consumer behavior and demand analysis, economic development, finance, international trade, marketing, markets and information economics, natural resource and environmental economics, and policy and production economics.
Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications
Agricultural communications and journalism; eLearning and professional development; Extension education, organizational and community leadership; teacher education; and international agricultural education.
Animal breeding, animal nutrition, biotechnology, dairy science, equine science, food science and technology, genetics, meat science, microbiology, and reproductive physiology.
Biochemistry and Biophysics
Bioinformatics, biotechnology, cell and developmental biology, chemical biology, enzymology, gene structure and regulation, genomics, glycobiology, immunology, metabolism and bioenergetics, microbiology, plant molecular biology, proteomics, RNA biology, structural biology, and virology.
Biological and Agricultural Engineering
Power machinery; bio-energy and bio-products; food and bio-processing engineering; and environmental engineering related to soil, water, and air quality.
Ecosystem Science and Management
Ecosystem management, ecosystem science, and spatial science. Biogeochemistry, biosystematics, decision-support systems, eco-hydrology, ecosystem health, ecological restoration, global change ecology, the global positioning system, human dimensions of ecosystem management, landscape ecology, natural resource economics and policy, range animal and plants nutrition, remote sensing, resource management, and spatial statistics.
Arthropod ecology, biological control, genetics and toxicology, integrated pest management, molecular biology, physiology, plant resistance, systematics, and urban, medical/veterinary and forensic entomology.
Stress physiology, genetics and molecular science, food science and technology, horticultural plant production, molecular and environmental plant sciences, beneficial plant-microbe interactions, plant breeding, horticultural marketing and international horticulture.
Nutrition and Food Science
Chemistry and microbiology, public health, and public education. Faculty expertise spans from bioactive compounds, decontamination, dietary fiber, food technology, food quality, gastrointestinal microbiology, probiotics, systems biology, and the role of diet in physical and mental disease. For research interests of specific faculty members, see the department’s page for research programs.
Plant Pathology and Microbiology
Bacteriology, bioenergy, bioinformatics, biological control, biotechnology, ecology and evolution, field crop pathology, forest pathology, fungal molecular biology, host-plant resistance, mycology, mycotoxins, nematology, ornamentals, RNAi, secondary metabolites, and virology.
Poultry management, environmental stewardship, product quality and safety, and avian and human health. These research areas span the broad spectrum of disciplines such as physiology, reproduction, biochemistry, nutrition, microbiology, genetics, fundamental biology, genomics, and medicine.
Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences
Theoretical and applied research related to the management and development of recreation, park, community, and tourism resources.
Soil and Crop Sciences
Bio-energy, carbon sequestration, turf ecology, ecosystems, molecular and environmental plant science, genetics, water management and hydrology science, water uses and quality, and food science and technology.
Wildlife and Fisheries
Wildlife ecology, conservation and management; fisheries ecology and management; biodiversity and systematics; aquaculture; human dimensions of fish and wildlife resources; and marine biology and ecology.