The Virginia Harris Cockrell Cancer Research Center
at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Science Park
Department of Epigenetics and Molecular Carcinogenesis, Unit 116
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 389, Smithville, Texas 78957
Physical Address: 1808 Park Road 1C, Smithville, Texas 78957
Staff Office: 512-237-9542
Science Park is located adjacent to Buescher State Park near Smithville, Texas. We are about 45 minutes east of Austin and 2 hours west of Houston, located just north of Highway 71.
From Austin or the airport:
Take Highway 71 East towards Bastrop. Go through Bastrop toward Smithville. As you approach Smithville, you will pass La Cabaña Restaurant and a Chevron gas station on the right side of Highway 71. Right after that you will turn left across Highway 71 and onto KLBJ Road.
Take 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 Cabaña Restaurant on your left, you have gone too far. The sign for KLBJ road is small and there is no real exit ramp. You will exit from the shoulder of the road.
Once you are on KLBJ Road:
Take the first left onto Ann Powell Road. At the end of Ann Powell Road, you will see a STOP sign and a sign directing you toward 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 wooden sign marking our entrance. When you arrive at the gate, ask the guard for directions.