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Luis V. Colom

Dr. Luis V. Colom

Dr. Luis V. Colom
Vice President
for Research


Ph.D., Biology, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de la República Oriental del Uruguay. (Faculty of Science, University of Uruguay; F.S.U.U.).
M.D., Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de la República Oriental del Uruguay (School of Medicine, University of Uruguay; S.M.U.U.).

Joined UTB:



The VPR reports to the Provost of the university and is responsible for the advancement of UTB through expanding and supporting university research programs by promoting the research, scholarly, creative and collaborative activities of faculty, staff and students; encouraging national and international partnerships for research development, research workforce training and commercialization of research endeavors; enhancing the research infrastructure of the University to support our South Texas community in an ever-changing no boundaries world; and providing a research environment for timely production of graduate degrees through an educational experience of national and international excellence. The VPR provides the oversight, expertise and guidance for all of the various research activities throughout the university and supervises the Office of Sponsored Programs, Development Research Associates, Research Integrity and Compliance and the Office of Technology Transfer in partnership with other three UT institutions (UTSA, UTPA, UTHSCSA).

Previous Positions and Where:

Dr. Colom previously served as Professor and Chair in the Department of Biological Sciences at The University of Texas at Brownsville. Prior to Joining UTB he was Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology, Faculty Associate in the Huffington Center on Aging and Assistant Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at the Baylor College of Medicine in Huston Texas. He concurrently serves as Chairman in the Department of Biological Sciences and Director of the Center for Biomedical Studies at UTB.

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Office: LHS 2.824
Phone: 956-882-5048
Laboratory: 956-882-5064
Fax: 956-882-5065

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