19 April 2007

Gonna be a party in Kentucky tonight

Congratulations to UTPA alumnus Matt Garcia!

Matt is defending his Ph.D. today. He's in the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology at the University of Kentucky.

Matt was an Honors student in my first year here. His thesis was the first I was involved in as a committee member, because he had done work in neurobiology. Matt graduated in 2002. I ran into him at a Society for Neuroscience meeting a few years later, and he seemed to be doing well for himself.

Matt did his Honors undergraduate work elsewhere. I think it may have even been Kentucky, and it wouldn't surprise me if it was an REU program. But his story is an excellent example of what we're trying to accomplish in our REU program.

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