UHV students present research at showcase

Anthony Canela Reyes, a University of Houston-Victoria senior from Austin, delivers his presentation Friday titled “Understanding Fox O1 Gene: A Deeper Analysis of its Function During Cell Division and Fat Synthesis” during the first UHV University College Undergraduate Research Showcase at UHV. Reyes was one of nine UHV undergraduate students who gave presentations or displayed posters showcasing their research, and he was awarded first place. Reyes plans to graduate in May with a Bachelor of Science in biology. Second place was awarded to Noemi Bustamante of Richmond for her presentation “Hunting for Cell Cycle Genes in Rotifers,” and the winner in the poster category was Sarah Leggett of Victoria for her poster “The Metaphysical Club.” The winners were given plaques commemorating their achievements.

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 80 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.