223 students 35 countries; BRAVO! students have worked in:
Austria, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Czech, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, England, Finland, France, Germany, Guatemala, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Mariana Islands, Mexico, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Norway, Peru, Poland, Scotland, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Uruguay
Ellen worked in Germany in 2012.
Nina Roxas in Peru
Among other things, Nina Roxas was involved in a study to look at the effects of chronic parasite loads on growth faltering among children in shanty towns outside of Lima.
Samantha Luois, now a medical student at UA, spent the summer working in London in 2012.
Heather's project took her to Australia.
Sumana Veeravelli and John McMullen
Sumana and John worked at Oxford and Montpellier respectively during the summer of 2013. They got together for a weekend in Montpellier.
Shaina's 2013 BRAVO project in Singapore was titled, "Cellular and molecular signaling: Investigating the interaction between atypical PKC and the NFkB pathway."
Brianna Rico in Tokyo
Brianna Rico studied the feeding behaviors of giant Japanese Flying Squirrels in Tokyo.
Dinner in Paris
During the fall of 2001, BRAVO students placed in different European countries got together for dinner in Paris. Pictured here is Mark Fernandez (placed at Ulm, Germany); Nickie Jarrett (placed at Institut Pasteur in Paris); Rupali Roy (placed at Oxford), and Sylvia Thompson and her husband who were living in Italy at the time. They are at dinner with Dr. Rick Friedman, a UA faculty member who was giving a talk in Paris.
Teresa Isaias and Marcelo Schneider with their Brazilian Mentor Dr. Jorge Giumaraes in Brazil
Marcelo and Teresa worked at the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation in Brazil for a summer.
Rob Gomez, Costa Rica
Rob studied the evolution of arthropods in Costa Rica.
Maya's BRAVO experience was at the Vrije University Hospital in the Netherlands.
European BRAVO Experience
Rob Kellar was placed at the University of Regensburg in Germany.
Studing Giant Japanese Flying Squirrels
Nickie Seto and Brianna Rico are treated to the sights during their 2013 BRAVO experience at Tokyo Metropolitan University.
Erik the Scientist
Erik Andersen and one of his lab mates at the University of Tokyo during his BRAVO experience in 2013
Studying Bednet Usage in Kenya
Jonathan Schouest traveled to Kenya to study how bed nets were being used.
Farhan Anwar, India
Farhan visits temples in South India, Summer 2013, while taking a break from his project on causative agents of diarrheal disease.
Christian Medical College, Vellore, India
The Biomedical Research Abroad: Vistas Open (BRAVO!) program, has provided international research experiences to University of Arizona undergraduates for 22 years. BRAVO! students have worked in more than 35 countries on a wide variety of projects from the evolution of arthropods, to genetically engineering a better sugar beet. For participants, the experience has been transformative. But like the BRAVO! logo pictured here on the beach, without reinforcement, this program will disappear with without a trace.
It takes approximately $8,000 to fund a three-month international research experience for one student. Please, donate now!