Arjun Syal speaking on KXCI’s “Thesis Thursday” – 4/26/2018

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Broadly speaking, the Madhavan Lab’s focus is on Parkinson’s Disease, or PD, a chronic age-related neurological disorder which affects over 10 million people worldwide and over 1 million people in the United States alone. One of the studies our lab

What I Learned from Aunt Grace

Posted on Carol Bender Posted in Gazette

My working life began at the age of eight. My great Aunt Grace hired me to work at her ice house, where we sold ice, milk, and bread to campers coming to Green Lakes State Park in upstate New York. 

Advocacy for Science and Higher Education: A UBRPer’s Voice

Posted on Lindsey Chew Posted in Activities, Gazette
PIcture of Lindsey Chew in front of the Capitol Buildling

My favorite philosophical thought experiment poses this question: “If a tree falls in the forest, but no one hears it, did it make a sound?” It is the same for science, and we—privileged to be among the vanguard of biological

UBRP, the Peace Corps, and True Success

Posted on Faye Farmer Posted in Alumni, Gazette
Picture of Faye Farmer

by Faye Farmer, UBRP Alumna My career plans began at age 16 and ended at age 25: I was going to join the Peace Corps. As I saw it, I had a couple things in my favor to accomplish this

Connor Smith speaking on KXCI’s “Thesis Thursday” – 4/19/2018

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Hello! My name is Connor Smith and I am twenty-one year old undergraduate student at the University of Arizona pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Psychology as well as a B.S. in Operations Management. As a Tucson native, I graduated

UBRPer Lindsey Chew Takes Her Research to Washington, DC

Posted on Stacy Piggott, UA News Posted in Activities, Gazette
Picture of Lindsey Chew at the microscope

UA Student to Take Pain Relief Research to Washington! Neuroscience and cognitive science senior Lindsey Chew will represent the UA on Capitol Hill as part of an event showcasing undergraduate research. See the full article from UA News at

Beca Gardner speaking on KXCI’s “Thesis Thursday” – 4/5/2018

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My name is Beca Gardner and I am currently an undergraduate sophomore at the University of Arizona. I am a Neuroscience and Cognitive Science Major and an Astronomy and Biochemistry minor. I’ve been involved in research since my sophomore year

Karen Serrano speaking on KXCI’s “Thesis Thursday” – 3/29/2018

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Hi, my name is Karen Serrano and I’m a junior studying Biology and Plant Science at the University of Arizona. I’ve been working in Dr. Raina Maier’s Environmental Microbiology lab for a little under a year now. Our research focuses

Welcome to Marisa Lester, New UBRP Assistant Program Director!

Posted on Jennifer Cubeta Posted in Gazette

We bid a warm welcome to Marisa Lester, who is joining the team as UBRP’s new Assistant Program Director! Marisa came to the University of Arizona in 2009 as a transfer student from Yavapai College. She holds two degrees from

13th Annual WAESO Conference: A Student’s Perspective

Posted on Ricardo Lira Jr. Posted in Activities, Gazette
Picture of UBRP students at WAESO Conference

The Western Alliance to Expand Student Opportunity (WAESO) held a student workshop and a conference for all students who receive funding from them. The workshop was all about context learning and how subjects can be approached in a different manner