Founded in 1900, Baylor College of Medicine is a health sciences university located in the Texas Medical Center in Houston.
It is ranked as one of America’s top medical schools and has 26 departments, over 90 research and patient-care centres and 4,500 academic staff.
At the forefront of many of the major advances in biomedical sciences over the last century, Baylor College of Medicine researchers played a key role in the completion of the Human Genome Project which aimed to sequence and annotate the entire estimated 3.3 billion bases of the human genome.
Its world-leading researchers have been responsible for countless medical innovations that have helped to transform the way in which conditions such as cancer, polio and heart failure are diagnosed and treated.
Research collaborations between academics from Swansea and Baylor College of Medicine have been published in journals including The Lancet, ACS Nano, PLos ONE, Nano Research, Biomaterials and the Journal of Biomedical Nanotechnology.
Dr Matt Ware is an instructor in the Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery and a Swansea University alumnus.
Matt completed his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at Swansea and was the first graduate of its collaborative PhD with Houston Methodist Research Institute, also located in the Texas Medical Center.
Dr Ware’s research focuses on the development of innovative methods for treating cancer tumours and he has recently patented a new intra-operative device - the CorleyWare Device - to treat portions of cancer that, because of their location, cannot be removed by a surgeon’s scalpel.