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UVI Announces Winners of Research Day 2019

The University of the Virgin Islands announces the student and faculty winners of the 8th annual UVI Research Day. The Office of Research and Public Service and the Eastern Caribbean Center hosted the event in April on the St. Thomas Campus and Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix. Research is on display at the event which features an open forum for students, faculty, and staff to discuss a myriad of topics that affect the community.  

Of the 44 undergraduate student entries on the St. Thomas Campus, Torhera Durand from the College of Science and Mathematics emerged as the winner on the St. Thomas Campus. 

Durand’s poster was titled “Characterization of Metastatic Progression.” During breast cancer metastasis, cancer cells break off from the primary tumor and invade other tissues and organs throughout the body. In her abstract, Durand mentioned that the goal of the project is to devise therapeutic strategies capable of preventing disease progression. UVI Professor, Dr. Yakini Brandy advised Durand during her research. 

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