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STC Biology Student presents at UTRGV School of Medicine Research Symposium

In Spring 2019, Larissa Barroso and Mariela Alvarado, biology majors at South Texas College (STC), worked on a review research project under the guidance of Dr. M.S. Zaman, a faculty member in the Biology department.

Both Larissa and Mariela joined Dr. M.S. Zaman in his review research of the role of polymorphic crystals in medicine. Their work has led to a full-length manuscript which is expected to be published in a peer-reviewed journal.

Most recently Ms. Barroso prepared an abstract that was accepted for presentation at the 2019 UTRGV School of Medicine Research Symposium held at the McAllen Convention Center on Sept. 14. The presentation was titled “Polymorphic Crystals in Medicine: Their Significance and Applications” and was a result of her participation in the research review project with Dr. M.S. Zaman. She confidently answered questions regarding her research and clearly understand the role of the scientific method in finding answers to very important questions. This experience has helped solidify her academic plans.

Ms. Barroso is expected to graduate from STC in spring 2020 and plans to continue her education at UTRGV in the areas of Biomedical Sciences. Ms. Alvarado has graduated from STC and is pursuing higher education at UT San Marcos.