- Faculty Mentors
- UBRP Research Conference
The Undergraduate Biology Research Program (UBRP) enhances undergraduate education by partnering with the research resources of the University of Arizona to provide opportunities for students to participate in mentored, self-directed work which contributes to the fund of new knowledge.
Students' projects involve inquiry, design, investigation, research, scholarship, discovery, and the presentation of experimental results.
For more than 28 years, UBRP has helped students hone their critical thinking and problems solving skills as part of a supportive community of scholars.
Students explore Colossal Cave on a UBRP Field Trip
UBRPers reign supreme with math puzzles
Lions, tigers, bears (oh my)...and peacocks!
Students toured Biosphere 2 and explored ethical issues
Students presented their work to friends, family, UA students, mentors, and visitors!
UBRPers and Mansfeld students enjoy a day of science!
UBRPers and Mansfeld Middle School students meet!
Students presented their research!
Students walked through a 3-D model of the heart!
A day of fun with the animals!
Close encounters of the peacock kind
Students explore the Biosphere 2 beach
Students discussed medical and environmental ethics at Biosphere 2
host cancer researcher Dr. Ross Cagan's visit to Tucson
UBRP volunteers at Casa Alitas
Kalyan Schmidt shares a gentle tarantula with visitors
Keynote speaker, Dr. Mounir Koussa
Students present their scientific findings!
Hands-on science activities!
UBRPers finish presenting their posters!
Cathy Tran conducts neuroscience research in the Oland/Tolbert lab
UBRP students learn about the flora, fauna, and geology of the Sonoran desert!
UBRPers learn about the ins and outs at a talk given by Dr. Phat Tran, UA College of Medicine
Participants learned about medical, community, and environmental ethics!
Students in UBRP's Prozkoumat program enjoy a meal upon arrival to the Czech Republic.
Books used to create new library for ASUM Boy's Academy in Malawi
UBRP students present their research!
UA's Biochemistry Club conducts hands-on science activity "Catalysis is Foam-Tastic!"
UBRP alumnus Dr. Parmi Suchdev presents "Hidden Hunger: How Investing Pennies in Nutrition Can Save Millions".
UBRP students are highlighted on KXCI's (91.3) show "The Thesis" on Thursdays at 4PM
Lab coats, socks, and anything that needs color is fair game!
Neil Prohaska helps students learn about environmental ethics
UBRPers with Fulbright Scholars
Visitors participated in science activities and demonstrations!
Students presented their research!
Four UA School of Dance graduate students performed the "Bio Fish Dance"
"Former UA Biology Student Aims to Conserve Freshwater Fish"
Erik Andersen, BRAVO! student to Tokyo University, on an outing with some of his Japanese colleagues.
John McMullen, BRAVO! Student at the Universite Montpellier II in France, injecting insects (Spodoptera littoralis) with bacteria
Aishan Shi presents her research at the 2013 Beckman Foundation Symposium in Irvine, CA
Dr. Kevin Bonine brought a Gila Monster to the summer lecture on his work.
The young puma at the Desert Museum
UBRP students beat the heat with a hike on Mount Lemmon (it's often 20 degrees cooler up here than in Tucson).
Aspiring surgeons checked out their skills at the Arizona Simulation Technology and Education Center at UMC
UBRPers marching in the 4th of July Parade on Mt. Lemmon as the organisms they study.
Mikayla Williams, NACP/UBRP Participant, with her parents at the 2012 summer poster conference held in Flagstaff.
Each year, UBRPers are invited to Biosphere 2 for a 2-day retreat.
An image from our field trip to the Controlled Artificial Virtual Environment (CAVE)