The Center for Reservoir and Aquatic Systems Research (CRASR) is a research and education partnership between Baylor University and the City of Waco focused on aquatic resources. This Center is a natural outflow of many years of collaboration between these institutions as over the years Baylor and the City have each developed significant water-related expertise and capabilities. At Baylor, the focus for almost four decades has been on understanding the basic scientific principles that control the structure and function of aquatic environments. The City has dealt primarily with applied management issues. While we will continue to develop some of our water research and management activities independently, we believe that CRASR will provide synergistic benefits to both institutions and will stimulate much needed inter and multidisciplinary research.
Center for Drug Discovery
The Baylor University Center for Drug Discovery was established in the Spring of 1999 as a means to gather together members of the Baylor community (faculty, undergraduate and graduate students, postdocs, and technicians) with research interests in areas loosely related to drug discovery. The activities of the Center are focused upon building bridges between research groups and faculty in different academic departments within Baylor; between faculty at Baylor University and colleagues at nearby Universities and medical centers; between academic researchers and industry; and between student researchers (undergraduate and graduate), postdoctoral fellows, technicians, and faculty. Over the past five years the Center for Drug Discovery has organized a variety of symposia and workshops, catalyzed research collaboration between faculty, and established the beginning of a core instrumentation pool.