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About Our Center

The University of Houston’s Center for Nuclear Receptors and Cell Signaling (CNRCS) was established in 2009 as part of the Health Initiative at the University. CNRCS is located in the Science and Engineering Research Center building, which also houses a number of core facilities and other interdisciplinary research groups. The Center’s research laboratories, which fill the third floor of the building, are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities that are crucial and desirable for modern-day biomedical research.

Beginning its eighth year, the Center is entering into a new phase. Our current faculty members are conducting a wide range of cutting-edge research, primarily focused on cancer-related investigations. CNRCS plans to recruit additional faculty members to further strengthen its presence in these research disciplines.

The Center continues its mission to establish itself as the preeminent research entity for cancer and other biomedically important disciplines and to strengthen the University’s position as a Tier One research institution. Through active involvement with undergraduate and graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, our Center also aspires to train the next generation of young scientists in multiple disciplines of health research and biomedicine.

Shaun Xiaoliu Zhang, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Center for Nuclear Receptors and Cell Signaling
M.D. Anderson Professor, Department of Biology and Biochemistry
University of Houston