As vice chancellor for research, Dr. Jon Mogford works in close collaboration with The Texas A&M University System’s 11 universities, seven state agencies, and health science center to facilitate the growth of research of all system members. As the leader of the A&M System Office of Research, he is responsible for providing services and support to all 19 system members in areas including research development and research compliance. Previous to his present position, he was Associate Vice Chancellor, Office of Strategic Initiatives, The Texas A&M University System, having joined that office from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), where he was both a Program Manager then Acting Director/Deputy Director of the Defense Sciences Office (DSO). DSO’s research portfolio bridges the gap from fundamental science to applications; and included work in the physical sciences, training and human effectiveness, material and computational sciences, biological warfare defense, mathematics and biomedical technologies. Mogford has an extensive background in biomedical 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. He has authored or co-authored 29 peer-reviewed publications, 2 book chapters and holds two patents. Mogford obtained his doctorate in Medical Physiology from the Texas A&M University Health Science Center, College Station, Texas.