Author: Sandy Slovikosky

Experiencing History: The Largest Gathering of Fish and Wildlife Professionals Ever

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            As a senior studying Wildlife Conservation and Management within the School of Natural Resources and the Environment (SNRE), I can name many events in college that left a lasting impression and made me reflect on my future. Perhaps one

Randall Eck on KXCI’s “Thesis Thursday” – 11/7/19

My name is Randall Eck and I am a senior majoring in Neuroscience and Cognitive Science and Political Science at the University of Arizona. I work in the lab of Dr. Daniela Zarnescu studying RNA stress granules. RNA stress granules

Six Ways for UBRP Alumni to Stay Connected

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Calling all UBRP alumni!  Here are six different ways to stay connected with UBRP, ranging from simply updating us on what you’re doing now, to volunteering as a career panelist, to joining UBRP’s LinkedIn Group. Check out the many options

UBRP Endowment Ahead of Schedule for Full Establishment!

In January 2019, the creation of the UBRP Endowment by alumna Carol Arakaki was announced at the 30th Annual UBRP Conference. While original plans were for the endowment to reach the $25,000 needed to be fully established in 2023, the

Join us for the 31st Annual UBRP Conference!

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The 31st Annual Undergraduate Biology Research Program Conference will take place on Saturday, January 25, 2020 from 10:00am to 3:00pm in the Environment and Natural Resources 2 Building (1064 E. Lowell Street) on the University of Arizona main campus. This

Alumnus Oscar Serrano, MD to Give Keynote Talk at 31st Annual UBRP Conference

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Dr. Oscar Serrano, MD will give the keynote talk at the 31st Annual UBRP Conference on Saturday, January 25, 2020 from 10:00am to 11:00am in the Environment and Natural Resources 2 Building (1064 E. Lowell Street), Room N120 on the

UA Researchers Design New Drug to Improve Opioid Therapy and Disorders

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From Saddlebag Notes (, posted September 27, 2019 According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) “Over 130 Americans die per day from an opioid overdose.” This staggering number only increases as the opioid epidemic continues. In response, scientists

Packrats and their importance to biodiversity

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From the Arizona Daily Wildcat (, posted September 16, 2019. When most people think of packrats, they likely can’t help but think of the animal responsible for chewing through their car cables, causing the engine light to turn on. However,

UA scholars present research at Beckman Symposium

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University of Arizona national Beckman Scholars Amanda Warner and Randall Eck presented the cumulation of a year of scientific research at the annual Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation symposium. IRVINE, CALIFORNIA — University of Arizona students Amanda Warner and Randall

UBRP Summer 2019 in photos

It has been a busy summer! UBRP participants are conducting research, participating in activities, workshops, and seminars, going on field trips, serving the community, and more.