VIDEO Feature: Father and Son Collaborate on Watermelon Research at UK

Article ID: 619691

Released: 23-Jun-2014 12:00 PM EDT

Source Newsroom: University of Kentucky

  • Credit: University of Kentucky Public Relations

    Dr. Shubin Saha Works in the Field

  • Credit: University of Kentucky Public Relations

    Dr. Sibu Saha Studies a Photo of His Son, Shubin

  • Credit: University of Kentucky Public Relations

    Dr. Shubin Saha Works in the Field

  • Credit: University of Kentucky Public Relations

    Dr. Sibu Saha works at his desk in the Kentucky Clinic

Newswise — LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 23, 2014) — At first glance, it may not seem that the chair of cardiothoracic surgery in the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and a horticulture extension professor and specialist in the UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment would share the same research interests. But Sibu Saha and his son Shubin say the two areas fit together perfectly.

They started collaborating on an attention-getting study about the cardiovascular effects of watermelon when Shubin worked at Purdue University. Now that they are both on the same campus, they hope to use their shared expertise to further the study’s findings.

Watch the video feature to the right to discover what it’s like for father and son to conduct research together on the same campus and why working at a land grant university means so much to both of them.


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