Interim Vice President for Research
Glen A. Laine, Regents Professor and holder of the Wiseman-Lewie-Worth Chair in Cardiology, has served as head of the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology at Texas A&M University for 20 years and director of the Michael E. DeBakey Institute for Cardiovascular Science and Biomedical Devices for 13 years. In addition to his role as department head, he was associate dean for graduate studies for five years.
While continuing to teach, he has maintained extramural grant support for 35 years, generating approximately 150 publications in peer-reviewed basic science, engineering, and educational journals along with approximately 200 abstracts. At the University level, Dr. Laine has served as convener of the 66 academic department heads for the past five years and serves as the designated department head for the Interdisciplinary Faculty of Toxicology. He has served on the Vision 2020 and Academic Master Plan Committees, was a member of the Faculty Senate, and currently sits on the President’s Council on Climate and Diversity and Strategic Reallocation Sub-council.
Dr. Laine was selected by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to serve as a resident university administrative fellow in Austin and is principal investigator on a 2013 Texas Emerging Technology Fund grant to link Texas A&M and the Texas Heart Institute in Houston through a cardiac research collaboration.
Dr. Laine received his doctorate in physiology and biophysics with a minor in biomedical engineering from Texas A&M’s College of Medicine. His emphasis on teaching has elevated the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology at Texas A&M to Top 10 status nationally. He has received the Association of Former Students’ Distinguished Achievement Award in Research and serves as a reviewer for 17 national journals and sits on study sections for several national funding agencies.