Category: Alumni

“Disparities in Healthcare: Why Your Inclusion in this Discussion is Critical for the Wellbeing of Your Community”

Picture of Oscar Serrano giving the keynote talk at the 31st Annual UBRP Conference

The keynote talk for the 31st Annual Undergraduate Biology Research Program (UBRP) Conference was given by UBRP alumnus Dr. Oscar Serrano, Abdominal Transplant & Hepatobiliary Surgeon at Hartford Hospital and Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Connecticut School

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

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

Alumni Highlight: Nathaniel May

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My name is Nathaniel and I participated in UBRP during the summer of 2011 in the lab of Dr. Lukas and Dr. Whiteaker at the Barrow Neurological Institute. I then continued with UBRP during the school year in the lab

Enjoy the journey, one day at a time

Picture of Matthew Chaung at 2018 White Coat Ceremony

Hi there! My name is Matthew Chaung and I am going to be a second-year medical student (MS2) at the UA College of Medicine-Tucson this coming fall. For me, the Undergraduate Biology Research Program (UBRP) was one of the most

“Never Tell Me the Odds: The Drug Discovery Process”: 2019 UBRP Conference Keynote Talk Available on Video!

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Did you miss the 30th Annual UBRP Conference? Catch Dr. Teri Suzuki’s keynote talk, “Never Tell Me the Odds: The Drug Discovery Process,” on video here! You can also view the Arizona Daily Wildcat’s coverage of the conference here.

Communications Biology Chief Editor Strives to Make Sure Science Has Impact

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From the April 2019 MCB Nucleotimes ( Brooke LaFlamme, Ph.D., is well positioned to advise scientists on maximizing the impact their work will have; she is the Chief Editor of Communications Biology, a publication of Nature Research. The journal publishes

UBRP Alumni Reunite in Baltimore!

What do four Johns Hopkins graduate students, an anesthesiologist, and a surprise guest from Minnesota have in common? They were all present for the first UBRP alumni meet-up in Baltimore, Maryland! On January 16, six UBRP alumni met at The

Alumna Carol Arakaki Establishes New UBRP Endowment

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In the fall of 1988, undergraduate Teri Suzuki asked Professor Michael Wells a simple question: “Is it possible for a student to work in a real research lab?” Professor Wells created an opportunity for Teri to work in his laboratory,

“Monster Fish” in Scottsdale, Arizona!

Odysea Aquarium in Scottsdale, AZ is hosting a new exhibition based on UBRP alumnus Zeb Hogan’s popular National Geographic show, “Monster Fish”!  The exhibition, “Monster Fish: In Search of the Last River Giants,” will run through May 5, 2019; for