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.

Arizona State University

Arizona State University

Principal Investigator: Swapna Reddy, JD, MPH
Clinical Assistant Professor
College of Health Solutions
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Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic

Principal Investigator: Luis Lujan, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Neurologic Surgery


Rice Univeristy

Rice University

Principal Investigator: Jane Grande-Allen, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Bioengineering
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University of Arizona

University of Arizona

Principal Investigator: Frans Tax, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Molecular & Cellular Biology
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University of Texas at Austin

University of Texas at Austin

Principal Investigator: Mia Markey, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering
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University of Utah

University of Utah

Principal Investigator: Sara Grineski, Ph.D.
Professor, Sociology Department

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