August 16, 2012
COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp announced today that Dr. Jon Mogford, who currently serves as associate vice chancellor for strategic initiatives, will assume the role of chief research officer for the Texas A&M System.
“We look forward to Jon’s leadership in this role and expect his experience in dealing with our system partners in his current role will be a huge asset to future collaboration,” Sharp said.
Dr. Mogford will actively manage the coordination and collaboration necessary to support all 19 members of the A&M System in the areas of research development, research compliance and research administration.
Before joining the A&M System in November 2011, Dr. Mogford was deputy director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) Defense Sciences Office (DSO) where he managed a $400 million research portfolio spanning from fundamental physics, materials, mathematics, and engineering to biology. He has an extensive background in biology research and its applications in the field of defense medicine and therapeutics. His expertise encompasses wound healing/regeneration, cellular therapies, tissue engineering, and vascular physiology. Prior to joining DARPA, he served as research assistant professor at Northwestern University from 1998-2003.
Dr. Mogford obtained his bachelor’s degree in zoology from Texas A&M University in 1990 and his doctorate in medical physiology from the Texas A&M Health Science Center in 1997.
About The Texas A&M University System
The Texas A&M System is one of the largest systems of higher education in the nation, with a budget of $3.5 billion. Through a statewide network of 11 universities, seven state agencies and a comprehensive health science center, the A&M System educates more than 120,000 students and makes more than 22 million additional educational contacts through service and outreach programs each year. Externally funded research expenditures exceed $780 million and help drive the state’s economy.
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