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research opportunities in the mbrs rise program

MBRS RISE faculty mentors are currently engaged in biomedical research that includes:

  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Behavioral sciences
  • Bioengineering
  • Bioinformatics
  • Chemistry
  • Diagnostic marker development for trichomonas vaginalis
  • DNA barcoding of medicinal plants and plant-based supplements
  • Epilepsy
  • Forensic science
  • Gene therapy
  • Infectious diseases
  • Neuroscience
  • Nutrition
  • Obesity in Mexican-Americans
  • Psychology
  • Public health
  • Survey of medicinal plants used by people in the Rio Grande Valley
  • Tuberculosis
  • Type II diabetes in Mexican-Americans

Additional research concentrations are in the developmental stages and will become available for student research in the near future.​​​​

Contact information

MBRS RISE Program
Dr. Kari Brewer Savannah, Director
Office: 2.112
Phone: 956-882-6511
Fax: 956-882-6830

Noemi Hernandez
Office: BRHP 1.113
Phone: 956-882-5940
Fax: 956-882-5939
noemi.hernandez1@utb.edu​

Biomedical Research
and Health Professions
BRHP 2.101

Phone:  956-882-5000

Fax:  956-882-5003

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