Natasha Quailes Awarded People's Choice Award for Best Poster
Natasha Quailes is a Lecturer for Food Systems Industry Management. Ms. Quailes has been conducting research on xanthophylls (lutein and zeaxanthin) and their effect on an inflammation pathway that leads to apoptosis, a part of a disease known as diabetic retinopathy. She submitted her preliminary findings to present at a research symposium for UTRGV’s School of Medicine event and was notified that her poster won an award for people’s choice. Out of the over 150 posters that were in the symposium her poster received the most votes from the community in attendance for best poster.