Institutes and Other Units

National Natural Toxins Research Center

Research Opportunities

Gain Research Experience and Earn Course Credit

If you are interested in volunteering or earning course credit hours,contact Dr. Elda E. Sánchez, Director/Associate Prof of Chemistry, at

Credit hours can be obtained through chemistry (CHEM4385), undergrad chemistry (CHEM3385) or biology (BIOL4304).

As researchers, we must follow various biosafety compliances and we are required by the A&M System to complete some courses before we begin working in any labs.  Anyone interested in doing research will need to complete the Basic Biosafety Course (IBC).

Compliance training must be completed within the first two weeks of the semester.

Log onto the CITI website by clicking on this link.

Register as a NEW USER.  CITI will ask you for a User ID and Password.  Then you will be asked to affiliate with an institution.  Go to U.S. Institutions and pick "Texas A&M Kingsville" from the drop down list.  On the next page, you will be prompted to fill in your personal information.  Be sure to enter your name as I will see it on the IACUC protocol.(no nicknames, please).

You will be launched into a menu asking you to select a curriculum.  Select "Biosafety/Biosecurity".  Next you will see a list of specific modules. Select "Basic Biosafety Training". 

Go through the modules and take all the quizzes and when you are finished, you will be able to print your completion report.  Please provide me with a copy of the report, full name, and K#.  Please complete these modules two weeks prior to the first day of class.