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UHV students to present at next UHV Discovers

EVENT NAME: UHV Discovers

WHEN: Oct. 20, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

WHERE: UHV University North, Room 111 and Microsoft Teams

SPECIAL EMPHASIS/THEME: The UHV Discovers series highlights the research conducted at UHV and how the research impacts fields of study and higher education. This session will feature the research and work of three biology graduate students.

EVENT SUMMARY: On Oct. 20, the university will host UHV Discovers, an ongoing conversation about research at UHV, at 12:30 p.m. in UHV University North, Room 111 and on Microsoft Teams. For this event, attendees will learn about the research three UHV students have done on three separate projects. Alisha Merchant will present her research about SARS-COV-2 infection that was published in the book, “Computational approaches for novel therapeutic and diagnostic designing to mitigate SARS-COV-2 infection,”; Noemi Bustamante will discuss her research work with “Hunting for Cell Cycle Genes in Rotifers,” a project that analyzes and identifies whether the monogonont rotifer species Brachionus plicatilis is a viable model organism for cell cycle studies, particularly studies on the regulation of the cell cycle; and Qetia Noufe will present her internship work, “Simulation on the Patterns of Point Mutations,” where the substitution of one nucleotide for another during the course of evolution is a fundamental mechanism in the evolution of DNA sequences. The public is invited to join the students, faculty and staff at UHV for this event. To attend the event through Microsoft Teams, go to www.uhv.edu/uhv-discovers and click on the Teams link to join.

The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region since 1973 in Victoria, Texas, offers courses leading to more than 50 academic programs in the schools of Arts & Sciences; Business Administration; and Education, Health Professions & Human Development. UHV provides face-to-face classes at its Victoria campus, as well as an instructional site in Katy, Texas, and online classes that students can take from anywhere. UHV supports the American Association of State Colleges and Universities Opportunities for All initiative to increase awareness about state colleges and universities and the important role they have in providing a high-quality and accessible education to an increasingly diverse student population, as well as contributing to regional and state economic development.