Molecular Science


The vision of the School of Medicine's Molecular Science Department is to build a body of outstanding research faculty who provide leadership in research and education and are supported by state-of-the-art research infrastructure in terms of equipment and human resources. To contribute to the student success by imparting competency-based knowledge that equips individuals with traits necessary to successfully compete for position openings.  To use scientific advances to promote health and wellness in the Rio Grande Valley Communities.


  • Provide students with the fundamental principles and skills necessary for professional, research, and academic success.
  • Foster the development of a strong and diverse biomedical workforce.
  • Contribute scientific advances to promote health and wellness of residents in the RGV communities and beyond.
  • Facilitate effective communication between the community and the department.


  • Excellence
  • Diversity, Access and Inclusion
  • Health and Well-Being
  • Inquiry, Discovery and Creativity
  • Integrity and Leadership
  • Engagement and Impact