Dear current UBRPers, UBRP alums, UBRP associates,
and UBRP faculty mentors:
Next year is a very special year for the Undergraduate
Biology Research Program, as it marks its 20th anniversary! To
celebrate, we are inviting all alumni to return to campus
for the 20th
Annual UBRP Poster Conference. This will be a fantastic opportunity
to catch up with old friends, network, find out what everyone
is doing and discover what is going on in your "old" laboratories.
We hope you can join us to celebrate this internationally recognized
In conjunction with this momentous occasion, UBRP
will also kick off a funding campaign to establish an endowment
permanent support to UBRP and related activities. UBRP
and its international component BRAVO! have been grant-funded
the Howard Hughes Medical Institute,
with additional funds from the National Institutes
of Health, the National
Science Foundation, the Beckman Foundation,
Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics,
faculty sponsors' research grants, BIO5 and the University
of Arizona. While
this highlights the incredible success of the UBRP program,
it is important to recognize that funding is precarious. To
guard against this, UBRP needs to insulate itself from the
vagaries of grant funding and become self-supporting. An endowment
will ensure that UBRP is a permanent part The University of
Arizona's academic landscape for generations to come. We hope
everyone will be enthusiastically participate in this effort
-- in fact, if you would like to give in advance of our campaign,
to help "prime the pump," click on: https://ubrp.arizona.edu/donate.cfm?
You have been touched by UBRP and know the difference it has
made in your personal and professional life
We are looking forward to seeing everyone next year!
Rebecca Page '93
Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Pharmacology,
Physiology and Biotechnology, Brown University
UBRP alum from Dr. Linda Restifo's lab, Neurobiology and Dr.
Atkinson's lab, Chemistry/Optical Science
Mark Your Calendars...
let us know if you plan to come to the 20th UBRP Research
Conference. We are going to publish a running list of who will
be here, and we would like to see that grow over the course
of the year. So far the following UBRP alums have committed
to attending--won't you let us add your name to the list?
Robert West (1991)
Joyce Schroeder (1992)
Rebecca Page (1993)
Samantha Szuter (1994)
Jessica Dominguez Clark (2001)
Jaime Campos (2009)
Saman Nematollahi (2009).
Who Are These People?
We thought we would share parts of the UBRP photo archive
with readers of the Gazette over the next year as we approach
the 20th annual UBRP Conference. Here is a photo of UBRP
students and mentors taken in the early 1990s. The first
person to correctly identify everyone in the picture will
win a UBRP t-shirt! UBRP rocks! Submit your entries to Carol