TAMIU Student’s Research Named Tops at A&M Pathways Conference
Posted: 11/29/12

TAMIU Undergrad’s Research Named
Tops at A&M System Conference

At the Tenth Annual Pathways Student Research Symposium, hosted last month at Texas A&M University at Galveston, Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) junior Biology and Chemistry major Amanda M. Garza earned the Top 1% Award for her research in life science.

A group of 39 TAMIU students traveled to the recent Pathways Conference at Texas A&M University in Galveston
A group of 39 TAMIU students traveled to the recent Pathways Conference at Texas A&M University in Galveston

“Once again, we had a fabulous showing at the Annual TAMUS Pathways conference.  All of our student presenters did a fabulous job,” said Dr. Jeff Brown, TAMIU Dean of Graduate Studies and Research.

The Pathways Student Research Symposium attracted over 500 Texas A&M University System undergraduate, masters, and doctoral students. All presented their research with both oral and poster presentations. Participants included students, administrators, faculty, and staff from throughout the A&M System.

TAMIU was represented by 39 students: 16 undergraduate, 18 graduate and five doctoral students.

Among research projects presented by TAMIU students were The Mathematical Hand of Manipulation by undergraduate José Guajardo, For Games or Study? Media Engagement in Children by graduate Jorge Aviles, and Policy Implementation & Implications in Reading by Martha Mendoza, among others.

Garza’s award-winning research was undertaken with her TAMIU faculty advisor Dr. Ruby Ynalvez and looked at the  potential of two South Texas tree leaf extracts in AIDS treatment. Described by  Dr. Ynalvez as perseverant and self-disciplined, Garza plans to continue her research.

Christopher Rosales
“Localization and Comparison of Regions in the Cichlid Brains” – Undergraduate: Christopher Rosales – Advisor: Michael Kidd – Major: Biology
Amanda Garza
“Quantification of in vitro effects of two Senegalia extracts on HIV-1 reverse transcription” – Undergraduate: Amanda Garza – Advisor: Ruby Ynalvez – Major: Biology and Chemistry – Award: Top 1% Award
Rene Segovia
“Quantifying Variation in Melanistic Color Patterns in Lake Malawi Cichlids” – Undergraduate: Rene Segovia – Advisor: Michael R. Kidd – Major: Biology


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