National Natural Toxins Research Center (NNTRC) at Texas A&M University-Kingsville is fulfilling processes and some students may be unaware of the activities they perform.
Elda Sanchez, the Executive Co-Director of the NNTRC explained that, “The NNTRC mission for many years has been to conduct research, provide proper research training, produce venom, and venom products to researchers worldwide.”
The NNTRC does all of this because they understand that their analysis and attained knowledge could lead to important scientific or medical discoveries. These discoveries could then lead to drugs or medical substances that can explain how cells function and also how they are affected by venom molecules.
The Marketing and Communications Department commented that, “For many decades the NNTRC program has been substantially growing and flourishing, and as you know it’s one of the best toxin research facilities in the country.”
The NNTRC is the only federally-funded viper resource center in the United States, and was designated a center in March of 2000 by Texas A&M Board of Regents.
During recent weeks there has been talk of a video involving the NNTRC that Chancellor John Sharp would be starring in. The video shows Sharp, and Sanchez talking about the future of the research center, and how the program supplies students with opportunities especially targeted at undergraduates, and how they can become trained in research studies.
The research training of undergraduates gives the students the necessary skills, and knowledge that will accredit them into substantial graduate schools. Sanchez also stated that the reason behind Chancellor Sharp’s appearance in the NNTRC video is to, “highlight the centers in the A&M system.”
Sharp’s visit was organized and staged in order to enhance the importance of the NNTRC.
His presence is believed to increase the attention and enact an understanding of the research center given his significant position and role.
Despite obtaining information regarding Sharp’s purpose and the goal of the video the release date has not been officially determined.
But it has been hinted that the debut will probably occur during this Spring semester.