SMU is expanding its opportunities for collaboration in innovative biotech research by joining Pegasus Park, a 23-acre mixed-use office campus for biotech firms and nonprofit organizations.
SMU researchers from various disciplines including biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, education, and business will participate in research, development, and entrepreneurial activities under the SMU Institute for Computational Biosciences at Pegasus Park. Multiple SMU centers will work under the Institute, including the Center for Drug Discovery, Design, and Delivery and the planned Center for Computational Genomics, AI Institute for Precision Health, and Center for Metaverse Immersive Technologies for Health Sciences. All of these centers are focused on bio-scientific discoveries leveraging advanced computational algorithms and technologies.
Top North Texas healthcare facilities and nonprofit organizations including UT Southwestern, Health Wildcatters, and Taysha Gene Therapies have secured space at Pegasus Park. Collaboration opportunities are available with researchers from other universities, industry experts, entrepreneurs, and venture capitalists located on the campus.
SMU's state-of-the-art high performance computing system will be connected to Pegasus Park through a 100-gig fiber link, extending big data capabilities within the biotech ecosystem.