Pegasus Park is pleased to welcome SMU (Southern Methodist University), which has announced plans to open an Institute for Computational Biosciences at the campus’ expanding biotech and life sciences hub.
Several SMU centers will work under the Institute for Computational Biosciences, including the Center for Drug Discovery, Design and Delivery and these planned centers and institutes: the Center for Computational Genomics, the AI Institute for Precision Health, the Center for Metaverse Immersive Technologies for Health Science and the Center for Innovation and Training. Researchers from biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, education and business will collaborate within the Institute.
Pegasus Park, the 25-acre mixed-use campus, was developed to function as a dynamic ecosystem that promotes collaboration, cross-creativity, and entrepreneurship to support advances in biotech and life sciences, social impact and corporate innovation. The addition of SMU biotech research departments will further diversify the biotech and life science ecosystem and provide important collaboration amongst a growing number of significant academic institutions that are relocating various departments to Pegasus Park.
SMU will be joining healthcare research groups, nonprofit organizations, and universities including UT Southwestern, Health Wildcatters, MassChallenge, and Taysha Gene Therapies within the 18-story office tower. The addition of SMU’s biotech research groups accelerates Pegasus Park’s plans to bolster local biotech, social impact, and corporate innovation.