David W. Leebron

A key advantage of Rice is the location of its beautiful campus across the street from the renowned Texas Medical Center. Our collaborations with the TMC and its member institutions have intensi ed in recent years. This year those collaborations have revealed genetic clues that could help combat antibiotic resistance, shown how genes are turned on and off in human chromosomes, applied the latest techniques from bioengineering to design new bioreactors for the study of acute gastroenteritis and discovered how some leukemia cells brush o chemotherapy drugs. Through the Rice Entrepreneurship Initiative, our students competed in a startup event at TMCx, and we celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Gulf Coast Consortia. The BioScience Research Collaborative sits literally at the intersection of Rice-TMC collaborations. Visit our campus to enjoy works of art, watch the Owls compete, take in a stimulating public lecture or enjoy co ee with a collaborator at the Brochstein Pavilion.

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