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Dr. Christopher Vitek (at left), UTRGV associate professor of biology, and state Rep. R. D. “Bobby” Guerra (center), spoke this week in the Zika research lab on the Edinburg Campus, as  biology graduate student and lab manager Heather Hernandez performed tests on pesticide effectiveness. Guerra and other guests toured the facility and got updates on important research UTRGV is conducting on Zika and other vector-borne diseases. (UTRGV Photo by Victoria Brito)

UTRGV faculty and students at forefront of Zika research

07.19.2018

In the aftermath of recent flooding in South Texas, the Rio Grande Valley is facing major public health concerns with a growing mosquito population, which can lead to a potential outbreak of certain vector-borne diseases like the West Nile and Zika viruses.

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UTRGV gains new interdisciplinary major in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems

07.18.2018

Beginning this fall, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley will offer a brand new Bachelor of Science major in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems.

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