31st Annual Conference

The 31st Annual Undergraduate Biology Research Program Conference took place on Saturday, January 25, 2020, and highlighted the research of over 100 students! The keynote talk, “Disparities in Healthcare: Why Your Inclusion in this Discussion is Critical for the Wellbeing of Your Community,” was given by UBRP alumnus Dr. Oscar Serrano, Abdominal Transplant & Hepatobiliary Surgeon at Hartford Hospital and Assistant Professor at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine.

The 2019-20 Outstanding UBRP Graduate Student Mentor award was presented to Cesar Medina, and the 2019-20 Outstanding UBRP Faculty Mentor Award was presented to Dr. Jennifer Bea.

The UBRP Travels Crowdfunding Project was also announced at the Conference, with the aim to raise $5,000 by February 27, 2020 to provide ten $500 travel awards to support UBRP students in presenting their research at national and international scientific conferences. For more information and to donate, please click here.

Related links:

Video of Keynote talk by Dr. Oscar Serrano

31st Annual UBRP Conference Event Program

UBRP Travels Crowdfunding Project

Arizona Daily Wildcat Article: “UBRP Conference Showcases Undergraduates’ Biology Research” by Sam Burdette

Picture of Oscar Serrano giving his presentation
Dr. Oscar Serrano gives the keynote talk at the 31st Annual UBRP Conference
Picture of group of students at conference
Visitors at the Conference
Picture of group of UBRP students wearing graduation cords
We congratulate our graduating UBRP seniors!
Picture of students presenting their work
Picture of visitors to the "Arthropod Diversity" table.
Visitors handle tarantulas and more at the “Arthropod Diversity” exhibit.