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The Undergraduate Biology Research Program (UBRP) gives the brightest University of Arizona undergraduate students the opportunity to work towards becoming world-class researchers and professionals by becoming involved in research with top-notch UA science professors.  Students participate in hands-on mentored, self-directed work, allowing them to contribute to advancing scientific knowledge early in their careers.

For 30 years, UBRP has enabled the best and brightest undergraduate students to hone their critical thinking and problems solving skills, launching them to become successful scientists, engineers, physicians, and allied health professionals who make a positive difference to society.

Why give to UBRP?

YOUR DONATION TO UBRP FURTHER ADVANCES SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE! By supporting UBRP’s bright, young student researchers you contribute to creating tomorrow’s cadre of dedicated scientists, engineers, and physicians who contribute to improving the quality of life for all.  Donations to the UBRP Endowment will sustain UBRP for future students, and donations to the UBRP Fund directly support our most financially-challenged UBRP students by providing them with paid, academic year research positions.

Ways to give:

You can click here to contribute online or write a check payable to The University of Arizona Foundation (include “UBRP Fund, 20-10-0426” or “UBRP Endowment, 20-10-2852” in the memo line), and mail it to:

Jennifer Cubeta, UBRP Director
Life Sciences South 348
PO Box 210106
The University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ 85721-0106

The University of Arizona Foundation is a tax-exempt 501(c)3 organization, and your gifts are tax deductible.

Friends of UBRP

Each year, donors contributing $250 or more to either fund will become members of Friends of UBRP.  These donors receive a yearly student highlight publication, a personal note from a student, and have access to a designated UBRP student host and reserved seating at the keynote talk at the annual UBRP Conference.


Thank you, donors!

Since January 1, 2018 the following individuals and entities have contributed and we are very, very grateful for the support!

The American Online Giving Foundation  •  Anonymous  •  Ms. Carol Arakaki  •  Dr. Craig Aspinwall  •  Dr. David Bellows  •  Prof. Carol Bender  •  Dr. Sajiv Boggavarapu  •  Drs. Margaret Briehl and Dennis Ray  •  Drs. Gail Burd and John Hildebrand  •  Dr. Susheela Carroll  •  Ms. Roxie Catts  •  Mr. Matthew Chuang  •  Ms. Monica Chaung  •  Ms. E.A. Coffman  •  Mrs. Jennifer Cubeta  •  Drs. M. J. Demetras & John Umbreit  •  Mr. Richard Edelman  •  Eli Lilly and Company Foundation  •  Dr. John Enemark  •  Dr. Jeffrey Frelinger  •  Dr. Brenda Gardner  •  Mr. Mario Gastelum  •  Mr. Jerome and Mrs. Jane Glass  •  Mr. David Gonzales  •  Dr. Wulfila Gronenberg  •  Dr. Marilyn Halonen (in memory of Michael Cusanovich)  •  Dr. Ronald Hammer  •  Dr. James Hazzard  •  Dr. Xi He  •  Dr. A. Teresa Isaias  •  Dr. Thomas Y. Ito  •  Mr. Rohith Jayaram  •  Dr. David Johnson  •  Dr. Henry Johnson  •  Dr. Paul Klekotka  •  Dr. Christina Kochel  •  Dr. Michael Kuhns  •  Ms. Sharon Lagas  •  Ms. Rosalind Longmire  •  Mr. Mark Mistler & BBVA Compass Bank  •  Dr. Janna Mundt  •  Mr. Clinton Musil (in honor of Carol Bender)  •  Mr. Robert and Mrs. Kim Nelson  •  Dr. Megan O’Meara and Mr. Brian Massey  •  Dr. Elena Plante  •  Mr. Danny Rowland & Mrs. Margaret Hardy  •  Mr. Robert Smith  •  Mr. Norman Soloway and Ms. Kay Ransdell  •  Dr. Daryn Stover  •  Ms. Anne Suzuki  •  Dr. Teri Suzuki & Mr. Oleg Lysyj (in honor of Carol Bender and the UBRP staff) •  Dr. John Szivek  •  Ms. Samantha Szuter  •  Dr. Ronald Teed  •  Dr. Kenneth Teter  •  Dr. Allison Titcomb  •  Ms. Cathy Tran  •  Dr. Elizabeth Vierling (in honor of Carol Bender)  •  Dr. Ilya Vilinsky  •  Mrs. Andrea Wellington and Mr. Doug Wellington  •  Dr. Guang Yao  •  Dr. Jessica Yingling and Mr. Christopher Mahoney