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Nine UHV biology graduates share research

A group of nine graduate students and a professor pose on a staircase.
Nine University of Houston-Victoria graduate students pose for a photo with Hashimul Ehsan, front left, director of the graduate biomedical science program and associate professor of biology, on Dec. 4 before the students presented their graduate research. The students’ research topics included the epidemiology of emerging infectious diseases; liver health in canines and how it deteriorates with age; pulmonary fibrosis therapies; surface functionalization of aluminum nanocrystals using bio-stable ligands and its application; summer meal programs in rural Texas counties; and screening, diagnosing and managing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients. Shown in the picture by row and left to right are: Front: Ehsan and Sharaz Al-Meerani of Iraq Second row: Roshani Bhull of Nepal, Ameni Souissi Taylor of Tunisia and Sanjana Lamia of Bangladesh Third row: Chanu Thapa of Nepal, Almas Vishram of India, and Annabel Nylander of Texas Back Row: Carla Dagher of Lebanon and Arlene Amaro Sanchez of Cuba

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.