Contact Information

Xuetong Shen Lab

MD Anderson Cancer Center
Science Park Research Division
Department of Carcinogenesis
1808 Park Road 1-C, Box 389
Smithville, TX 78957

(512) 237-9448 lab
(512) 237-9450 Shen office
(512) 237-9542 staff office
(512) 237-2475 fax


MD Anderson Science Park is located in Buescher State Park in Smithville, Texas. We are about 1 hour East of Austin and 2 hours West of Houston off Highway 71.

From Austin or the airport:

Get on Highway 71 East towards Bastrop. Pass Bastrop and keep going towards Smithville. As you approach Smithville, you will pass La Cabana Restaurant and a Chevron gas station on the right side of Highway 71. Right after that you will get off 71 and turn left onto KLBJ Road.

From Houston:

Get on Highway 71 West towards Austin. Pass La Grange and keep going towards Smithville. When you are near Smithville, you will pass the Smithville Hospital on your left. Turn right onto KLBJ Road. If you see a Chevron gas station and La Cabana Restaurant on your left, you have gone too far.

Once you are on KLBJ Road:

Quickly turn left onto Ann Powell Road. At the end of Ann Powell Road, you will see a STOP sign and a sign directing you towards Science Park, where you will turn left onto Park Road 1-C (there is no street sign for Park Road 1-C), which has several twists and turns. Science Park will be on your right with a large redwood sign marking our entrance. When inside the gate, stay to the left and drive to the back of the campus. Lab 3 is the last building on the left with a parking lot outside.