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.
Texas A&M AgriLife Research Strategic Plan
Visit the AgriLife Research strategic plan webpage and read more about our strategy, competitive advantages and overall commitment.
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
Agency at a glance: Fiscal Year 2021
- 2,200+ employees
- 430+ doctoral-level faculty
- $126 Million in awarded research funding
- $223+ Million in total research expenditures
- 2.4+ Million in royalties from intellectual property
- #1 in six of the past eight years in natural resources research expenditures
- $4.4 million in commodity expenditures
Collaborating across the Texas A&M University System
AgriLife Research conducts its work alongside a range of Texas A&M research institutes and Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Centers across the state. We also fund much of the expert research taking place within the Texas A&M College of Agriculture & Life Sciences, including:
AgriLife Research also partners with researchers in the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. Our research partners there include the following departments:
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.
Download our strategic plan, research impacts book, or other resources to learn more about our research priorities and funding initiatives.
If you are looking for information about jobs or employment, please visit the Texas A&M AgriLife Employment page.
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.