VTPP Science Friday conversations continue to be stimulating and helping develop more interactions. All faculty are encouraged to attend these important VTPP science fridayresearch- and mission-focused discussions. The next Science Friday discussions are scheduled via Zoom for Thursday 8:30AM, November 5 and November 19. Faculty are encouraged to step up and initiate similar interactions and discussions. If you have specific interests in leading any Science Friday discussion/topic or have specific aims to outline or develop, just let Dr. Suva know and come present and stimulate the conversation.

VTPP Seminar Series

The Fall seminar series is here and Dr. Clement has assembled some terrific speakers. The first three VTPP Seminars (Drs. Gomer, Suva, Heaps) have been terrific. Please let Dr. Clement know of other speakers you would like to hear. Seminars are held via Zoom Fridays, 2-3 PM As always, please push, encourage and direct your graduate students and trainees to attend seminar. The Fall 2020 seminar series schedule is attached to this VTPP Success!

Research in the COVID19 era at Texas A&M University

Much is still happening with ongoing research. With research activities nearing full swing, protective measures remain essential. Please continue to monitor the VPR website regarding the latest information available regarding changes to research related to dynamic COVID-19 conditions.  https://vpr.tamu.edu/covid-19

Please remember to wear masks in all TAMU locations and minimize occupancy of elevators in all buildings, including all of the research buildings.


Upcoming NIH Grant Deadlines and Opportunities

November 5: R01 renewal, resubmission, revision

November 15: R21 renewal, resubmission, revision

December 8: New, renewal, resubmission F Series Fellowships (including F31 Diversity – NOT-OD-17-029)

For more details and upcoming submission dates go to:


nsfUpcoming NSF Grant Deadlines and Opportunities

January 1-January 19, 2021: Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI)

For more details and upcoming submission dates go to:



VTPP Research Infrastructure

VTPP continues collecting details of the major equipment and technical capabilities that exist in VTPP research laboratories. This effort will develop a framework to support VTPP investigators identify skills and equipment resources in VTPP. By identifying VTPP resources these can be leveraged multi-investigator grant applications, but also help identify where we may lack important equipment. Current resources information is available on our VTPP website. If you have not done so, please send DH your most recent grant resources page so we can continue to compile the information.



Texas A&M Research Cores

VTPP Success provides links to TAMU research core that may help VTPP researchers and identify research resources in VTPP and across the Texas A&M system.

This month we highlight the IBT Antibody and Biopharmaceutics Core (ABC) (contact: Dr. Praveen Rajendran, [email protected]; Ph (713) 677-7803). The core can generate customized polyclonal and monoclonal antibodies in mouse or rat hosts tailored to meet the specific needs of individual research programs.  The core also provides tailored engineering of monoclonal antibodies with specialization in affinity maturation and humanization. As part of the Texas A&M Center for Epigenetics and Disease Prevention, the ABC has unique expertise generating antibodies against epigenetic targets. The ABC is open Monday to Friday 9 AM to 5 PM and is situated at 2121 W. Holcombe Blvd, Room 413 Houston, TX, 77030. Details of the available resources can be found at: https://ibt.tamu.edu/cores/abcore/index.html