The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

The Division of Research, Innovation, and Economic Development

Offices and Contacts

Edinburg Campus

Division of Research, Innovation, and Economic Development
Temp Music Bldg. (LAMR-E)
Phone: (956) 665-2889
Fax: (956) 665-2940
Edinburg Campus Map


Brownsville Campus

Biomedical Research Building 2.210 (BRHP)
One West University Drive
Brownsville, TX 78520
Phone: (956) 882-7676
Fax: (956) 882-6810
Brownsville Campus Map



Juan M. Sanchez, Ph.D.
Interim Sr VP of Research
BRN: 956-882-7676
EBG: 956-665-3838

Andreas Holzenburg, Dr. rer. nat.
Interim Assoc. Vice President for Economic Development
HRL: 956-296-1556

Jackie Michel
Asst. VP Research Translation
EBG/BRN: 956-665-7415

Rita Garza
Director of Research Operations
Office of Sponsored Programs
BRN: 956-882-4161

Lynne Depeault
Senior Research Compliance Specialist
BRN: 956-882-7731

Cordelia Rasa
Animal Care Supervisor
EBG: 956-665-6436
EBG: 956-665-2067 (Maggie Ramirez)
BRN: 956-882-7663 (Tarun Pandari)