A group of Eastwood Middle School students visited the Bioscience Research Building at the University of Texas at El Paso to get an up-close look at studies conducted by the facility.
After UTEP’s Biological Science chair Dr. Bruce Cushing spoke to the students about the types of research they conduct, the students toured different labs and visited with several doctoral and graduate students from UTEP about the research they are conducting.
Many of the research projects are linked to curing diseases and cancer.
In addition to their roles as teachers, faculty members are also actively engaged in research in their areas of interest, with opportunities for undergraduates to participate in these research programs.
The faculty’s research covers areas of interest in Immunology and Infectious Disease, Neuroscience, Toxicology, Cancer Biology, Epidemiology, Ecology, Environmental Sciences, and Evolution Biology.
UTEP Officials shared tat the University’s location in the northern part of the Chihuahua Desert, the valley of the Rio Grande, and the border between the United States and Mexico all provide a unique research and instructional setting.
The Department of Biological Sciences is housed in two buildings, the Biology and Bioscience Research buildings. The Bioscience Research Building is about 92,500 square feet of research, office and conference space.
The student’s visits took place last week.