Texas A&M AgriLife Research is the state’s premier research agency in agriculture, natural resources and the life sciences. We conduct hundreds of projects spanning many scientific disciplines to deliver life-sustaining and industry-changing impacts to Texans and around the world. We are a state agriculture agency part of Texas A&M AgriLife, which allows us to fund research across many fields.
Create, learn, and share knowledge about agriculture and the life sciences that nourishes health, strengthens communities, protects natural resources, and supports economies.
Healthy lives and livelihoods improved through abundant, affordable, and high-quality food and agricultural products in Texas and around the world
- Scientific excellence
- Exemplary public service
AgriLife Research one-page agency overview
This printable, one-page overview of Texas A&M AgriLife Research includes current information on the objectives of the agency. It reviews our reach across Texas, top research sponsors and a select listing of recently funded research.
Agency at a glance: Fiscal Year 2022
- 600+ Ph.D. level scientists in Texas A&M AgriLife Research, Texas A&M College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
- $158 Million in awarded research funding
- ~$300 Million in total research expenditures
- #1 in seven of the past nine years in natural resources research expenditures
- $6.8 million in research awards supporting Texas commodities
- $4.87 million in research expenditures supporting Texas commodities
Expertise across the Texas A&M University System
In addressing modern challenges to food and fiber systems, AgriLife Research brings together expert faculty from Texas A&M institutes, 13 Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Centers across the state.
AgriLife Research is also a major supporter of cutting-edge research taking place within the Texas A&M University College of Agriculture & Life Sciences.
Texas A&M University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences departments
Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
AgriLife Research conducts many studies alongside the Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.
Veterinary Integrative Biosciences
Compares domestic and feral horse populations to differentiate the effects of human and natural selection. Identifies methods for reducing pathogen contamination of produce at the pre-harvest level. Discovering novel methods for preventing Lyme disease. Developed new therapies to mitigate dietary risk factors for disease in humans and animals. Based on this work, Texas A&M University has launched two companies: Texas Enterosorbents, Inc., and Salient Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Investigates genetic determinants of disease resistance in animals. Develops vaccines for economically significant infectious agents. Identifies potential targets for new antimicrobial agents. Focuses on infectious agents that affect animals and people. Investigates development of antibiotic resistance in bacteria. Genetic and nutritional basis of wildlife and exotic animal health. Studies biological and nutritional basis of cardiovascular disease.
Veterinary Physiology and Pharmacology
Cutting-edge research addressing the One Health concept, including studies on risk assessment, endocrine disruptors, nuclear receptors, and effects of toxicants on the gut microbiome; research on mammalian reproduction, ranging from genetic modification to developmental programming; and studies on the mechanisms underlying cardiovascular health and disease, from molecule to whole animal or human.
Texas A&M AgriLife Research Strategic Plan
Visit the AgriLife Research strategic plan webpage and read more about our agency strategic priorities, competitive advantages and overall commitment.