The role of research partner institutions is to provide world-class research experiences for UTEP faculty and
students, as well as for our pipeline partners, through programs such as the BUILDing SCHOLARS Scholarship, Summer Research Program, and
additional enrichment opportunities throughout the year.
Research partners are also committed to involving their participating faculty in mentoring training. Several research partners have also committed to reserving a set number of graduate school slots for graduates from the BUILDing SCHOLARS Center.
Principal Investigator: Luis Lujan, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Neurologic Surgery
Principal Investigator: Cato Laurencin, M.D., Ph.D.
Chief Executive Officer, The Connecticut Convergence Institute for Translation in Regenerative Engineering
Albert and Wilda Van Dusen Distinguished Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Biomedical Engineering
Principal Investigator: Sara Grineski, Ph.D.
Professor, Sociology Department