Texas Tech University

Director's welcome


IGCAST is a new institute at Texas Tech University that will focus on using state of the art functional genomics to study processes involved in the tolerance to different types of abiotic stress (drought, salinity, heat, cold and low nutrient availability) and in the use of synthetic biology for the improvement of crop abiotic stress tolerance.

The IGCAST community is driven by a shared purpose: contribute high quality research and education to make agriculture more sustainable. We aim to be inventive, inquisitive and creative while producing relevant research in an enjoyable and exciting environment. We welcome talented and committed people regardless of where they come from.

Browse the IGCAST website or contact us for more information.

Dr. Luis Herrera-Estrella