UTRGV RISE students win awards at national biomedical research competition

RIO GRANDE VALLEY, Texas - Three UTRGV students won awards and a total of $750 in cash prizes at a recent poster presentation contest, at the annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students in Tampa, Florida.

The winners are:

Daniel Rodriguez De Anda, for his project, Developments of Poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) Mircroparticles Loaded with the Chemotherapy Drug Temozolamide for the Treatment of Glioblastoma.”

Kassandra Cervantes, for her project, “Effect of the Imminent Possibility of Smoking on Brain Responses to Cigarette-Related Cues.”

Irving Salinas, for his project “Study of Endoplasmic Reticulum Calcium Concentration in Human Bronchial Smooth Muscle Cells.”

Rodriguez, Cervantes and Salinas were three of the 1,800 participants in the competition. They each received an achievement award and a $250 cash prize.

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