G. Cliff Lamb, Ph.D., Director
G. Cliff Lamb, Ph.D., is director of Texas A&M AgriLife Research, the state’s premier research agency in agriculture, natural resources and the life sciences.
Lamb served as head of the Texas A&M Department of Animal Science from 2017 to 2022, when he transitioned to leading AgriLife Research. His impacts as AgriLife Research director include overseeing a record $160 million in competitive grants and the largest competitive award in the agency’s history — $65 million for climate-smart agriculture and natural resources development. He has also championed modernized research infrastructure across Texas at 13 regional research and extension centers and at the agency headquarters in College Station. He helmed the launches of the Texas A&M AgriLife precision phenotyping greenhouse and the on-campus cryogenic electron microscopy, Cryo-em, facility, as well as the establishment of the Texas A&M Institute for Equine Sciences.
Lamb also has guided the procurement of the Thomas Ranch and Dolle Barker Farm to support regenerative agricultural research, extension and education initiatives. He continues to foster graduate student opportunities for research across Texas to develop the next generation of research leaders. He earned a bachelor’s degree in animal science at Middle Tennessee State University, followed by a master’s and a doctorate in reproductive physiology from Kansas State University.
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Lamb, contact Angela Bailey, assistant to the Director.
Phone: (979) 314-8197
Stephen Cisneros, Executive Associate Director
Stephen Cisneros is AgriLife Research’s executive associate director. Cisneros supports research activities in Bryan-College Station and at 13 Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Centers across the state — largely focused on strengthening Texas commodities.
He leads strategic and financial planning for AgriLife Research, and he works to increase available funds for research along with supervising statewide research infrastructure and investments. Before joining AgriLife Research in 2022, Cisneros served as Texas A&M Foundation assistant vice president for development within the Texas A&M University Mays Business School. In that role, he led all business development and fundraising in support of the school’s vision and mission. His team’s work resulted in over $70 million in support of Texas A&M.
He earned a master’s degree with an emphasis in wealth management at the Texas A&M University School of Law. Cisneros also earned a bachelor’s degree in animal science from the Texas A&M College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. He is a graduate of the Texas Bankers Association Trust School.
To schedule an appointment with Stephen Cisneros, contact Rachel Tydlacka, administrative assistant.
Phone: (979) 314-8187
Amir Ibrahim, Ph.D., Associate Director and Chief Scientific Officer
Amir Ibrahim, Ph.D., is associate director and chief scientific officer of AgriLife Research and associate dean for research in the Texas A&M University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
Ibrahim is a Texas A&M University Regents Professor and an AgriLife Research wheat breeder in the Department of Soil and Crop Sciences. He has worked with AgriLife Research since his arrival at Texas A&M in 2007.
Ibrahim’s work at Texas A&M has involved graduate teaching as well as statewide wheat and oat research in collaboration with teams of multidisciplinary experts across Texas, the U.S. and the world.
He oversees faculty affairs and professional development, grant and contract reviews and approvals, partnerships and collaborations, research compliance, export controls, external employment approvals, faculty support initiatives and strategic plan metrics, among other duties.
Ibrahim also assists with seed funding programs and legislative requests, and he serves as liaison to the Texas A&M University Division of Research and The Texas A&M University System vice chancellor for research.
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Ibrahim, contact Rachel Tydlacka, administrative assistant.
Phone: (979) 314-8187
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