Biology of Inflammation Center

About Us

Founded in 2002, the Biology of Inflammation Center is dedicated to the support of translational immunology research at Baylor through a faculty that includes investigators from diverse fields with broad research interests within the field of immunology.

Center Activities

The Biology of Inflammation Center is involved with the following activities:

  • A joint BIC/Department of Pathology & Immunology research seminar series offering lectures from local, national and international investigators in inflammatory disease
  • Focused immunology journal clubs in which cutting-edge immunology research is intensively reviewed
  • An annual joint BIC/Department of Pathology & Immunology scientific retreat
  • Primary sponsorship of immunology research through pilot project programs and local grants to Baylor investigators

Endowment Support

The BIC is generously supported by local philanthropists who share a strong interest in inflammatory disease research and the training of the next generation of immunologists and immunological disease-focused clinician-scientists. Current BIC funds include:

  • The Arthritis Research Endowment
  • The Ann Harris Bellows Research Endowment Fellowship
  • BIC Faculty Scholar Endowment
  • Nancy Chang, Ph.D., Endowed Chair for the Biology of Inflammation Center (I)
  • Nancy Chang, Ph.D., Endowed Chair for the Biology of Inflammation Center (II)
  • Nancy Chang, Ph.D., Endowed Professorship for the Biology of Inflammation Center
  • The Shani Corbière Endowed Fund
  • The Cullen Trust for Health Care Endowed Chair in Immunology
  • The Linda and Ronny Finger Center on Lupus Research
  • The Dewitt H. and Esther B. Hotchkiss Memorial Endowment Fund
  • The C.N. and Mary V. Papadopolous Charitable Fund
  • The Frances M. Wagner Endowment Fund