Category: Gazette

Full Establishment of UBRP Endowment Ahead of Schedule!

The new UBRP Endowment was originally scheduled to be fully established with the required minimum balance of $25,000 by the end of 2022, but due to the generosity of additional donors, we are ahead of schedule! The endowment balance is

Amanda Warner – MCB Spring 2019 Danny Brower Scholarship Winner

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“The first time I used a pipette was in my high school biotechnology class; I have been hooked on science ever since!” This article was originally published at https://mcb.arizona.edu/news/2019/amanda-warner-mcb-spring-2019-danny-brower-scholarship-winner “The most useful trait I’ve acquired during my time at the University

UA Engineers Aim to Use Light, Latex Microparticles, and Machine Learning to Detect and Classify Heavy Metal Ions

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Heavy metals have long been understood to be toxic to the human body. Often taking the place of other chemicals in the body, heavy metals have been known to cause cancer, neurological damage, organ failure, and a slew of other

My Experience Working in Industry

Ricky Lira at the lab bench

January of 2018 was the first time I presented at the UBRP conference. Carol Bender, the former Director of UBRP, knew that I was having a difficult time deciding which path to take. She introduced me to Dr. Eric Walk,

Communications Biology Chief Editor Strives to Make Sure Science Has Impact

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From the April 2019 MCB Nucleotimes (https://mcb.arizona.edu/news/2019/communications-biology-chief-editor-strives-make-sure-science-has-impact) 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

Rebuilding Trust with Native American Communities and Research Projects

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The Hopi Reservation is made-up of 13 formal villages in Northeastern Arizona, spanning over 1.5 million acres. The Hopi Environmental Health Project (HEHP) assesses participant health and their surrounding environment. At the beginning of the project participants were concerned they

Student Spotlight: Kayenat Aryeh

From https://mcb.arizona.edu/news/2019/passion-helping-people-keeps-senior-kayenat-aryeh-focused. Kayenat (“Ky”) Aryeh doesn’t remember the night her mother and father fled Afghanistan with her, and whatever belongings they could carry in a suitcase, but she has heard the story from her parents enough times that she can

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

UBRP Student Highlights: Andrew Alamban and Lauren Wilson

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Learn about the Undergraduate Biology Research Program from two current students, Andrew Alamban and Lauren Wilson!   

Past, Present and Potential Future ‘UBRPers’ Gather at the Program’s 30th Annual Conference

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Article posted in the Arizona Daily Wildcat on January 26, 2019. Article by Vanessa Ontiveros. Video by Vanessa Ontiveros, Alana Minkler, Marissa Heffernan, Nagisa Tsukada and Mekayla Phan. Music Credit: Purple Planet – “Positive Motivation.” Past, present and potential future