South Texas Research Facility

New building for breakthrough discovery

Dignitaries participating in the dedication ceremony are (left to right) UT System Regent Gene Powell; Brian Herman, Ph.D., special assistant to the president and professor of cellular and structural biology; David Weiss, Ph.D., vice president for research and dean of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences; Francisco González-Scarano, M.D., dean of the School of Medicine and vice president for medical affairs; Mike Black, M.B.A., senior executive vice president and COO; UT System Chancellor Francisco G. Cigarroa, M.D.; Sen. Leticia Van de Putte; Rep. Joe Straus, speaker of the House of Representatives; President William L. Henrich, M.D., MACP; Kenneth I. Shine, M.D., UT System executive vice chancellor for health affairs; and Rep. José Menéndez.

 

One of the largest and most energy-efficient research buildings ever erected in Texas, the three-story $150 million South Texas Research Facility is approximately the length of three football fields.

Oct. 13 marked the dedication of the UT Health Science Center’s South Texas Research Facility (STRF), a $150 million center of discovery, scientific collaboration and translational medicine.

One of the largest and most energy-efficient research buildings ever erected in Texas, the three-story $150 million South Texas Research Facility is approximately the length of three football fields.”Today we open the doors to a future of discoveries in the neurosciences, cancer and healthy aging,” said William L. Henrich, M.D., MACP, president of the UT Health Science Center. “I am confident that breakthroughs will occur in this building to make lives better.”

Economically, the STRF brings a sizable benefit to San Antonio. It enables the Health Science Center to begin recruiting 15 to 20 new lab teams – more than 150 new jobs. “I fully expect the STRF to become one of our city’s great economic engines as well as a source of curative discoveries,” Dr. Henrich said.

For more information about the STRF, visit research.uthscsa.edu/strf.

An open-lab environment promotes collaboration and interdisciplinary research among scientists.


Naming opportunities in the STRF are available.
For information call 210-567-6395.

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