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HHP Student Martin Castaneda Featured on Houston Public Radio

HHP undergraduate student Martin Castaneda was recently featured on UH Moment, a weekly segment on KUHF 88.7, Houston Public Radio, broadcast by the University of Houston.

Martin Martin Castaneda won the Audience's Favorite Poster award at the eighth annual Undergraduate Research Day at UH.


The segment by Marisa Ramirez focused on Martin's research and featured interviews with Martin and his faculty mentor Dr. Simpson.

Below is an excerpt from the article:

College isn't just taking classes; it's taking advantage of experiences that position students for distinction and success.  Listen to this week's UH Moment.

University of Houston kinesiology student Martin Castaneda will find that out.  He has earned a Provost's Undergraduate Research Scholarship, or PURS, to work with a UH research team.

"This gives me an opportunity to get hands-on experience in research, work with faculty, and see if it's something that I want to pursue later on," Castaneda said. " That's the # 1 reason why I'm here."

PURS recipients spend a semester conducting aresearch project with a faculty mentor or research team, committing to 100 hours of research.  Faculty mentor Rickie Simpson explains Castaneda will be studying Natural Killer cells in the UH Laboratory of Integrated Physiology.

Read the entire article and listen to the segment on the KUHF website