Cassandra Watters on KXCI’s “Thesis Thursday” – 1/28/2021

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Cassandra Watters graduated in December 2020 from the University of Arizona with dual degrees in Psychological Sciences and East Asian Studies. She is a Tucson native, and 4th generation University of Arizona graduate. Cassandra conducted research in the psychology department,

Filip Hanak on KXCI’s “Thesis Thursday” – 1/21/2021

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My name is Filip Hanak and I am a senior at the University of Arizona double-majoring in Neuroscience & Cognitive Science and Molecular & Cellular Biology, and minoring in Biochemistry. I started college thinking I would become a physician, but

Sylvia Zarnescu on KXCI’s “Thesis Thursday” – 12/17/2020

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Hey there! My name is Sylvia Zarnescu and I am a junior at the University of Arizona double majoring in Neuroscience and Cognitive Science and Economics, with a minor in Information Science. I work with Dr. Robert Wilson in the

Angela Velázquez on KXCI’s “Thesis Thursday” – 11/19/2020

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My name is Angela Velázquez, a Junior double majoring in Molecular & Cellular Biology and Neuroscience and Cognitive Science with a minor in Spanish. I conduct Alzheimer’s Disease research in Dr. Robert Díaz Brinton’s Lab with her wonderful team of

What Do Students Get Out of UBRP?

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Each year, it takes approximately $30,000 to provide our most financially challenged UBRP students with federal work-study research positions during the academic year. Currently, 17 out of our 100 UBRP students are in work-study positions for the the 2020-21 academic

Alumna Denice Warren Ross to Give Keynote Address at 32nd Annual UBRP Virtual Conference

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Denice Warren Ross, Senior Fellow at the National Conference on Citizenship and a Fellow at Georgetown University’s Beeck Center for Social Impact and Innovation, will give the keynote talk at the 32nd Annual UBRP Virtual Conference on Saturday, January 23,

Amanda Ruelas on KXCI’s “Thesis Thursday” – 11/5/2020

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My name is Amanda Ruelas and I am currently a senior here at the University of Arizona, where I am majoring in Molecular and Cellular Biology, with a minor in Biochemistry. Through UBRP, I get to do research in Dr.

Madison Mollico on KXCI’s “Thesis Thursday” – 10/29/2020

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My name is Madison Mollico, but everyone calls me Madi. This year, I am a senior at the University of Arizona. In spring, I will be completing my bachelor’s degree in biochemistry, as well as minors in microbiology and chemistry.

Connexins and the Heart

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Connexins are proteins that form connections between cells in the heart. How are these impacted when the heart receives no oxygen? Find out from Diego Silva-Mendoza, a researcher in Dr. Janis Burt’s lab, in a 5-minute presentation on his research.

RNA-Directed DNA Methylation (RdDM)

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RdDM is involved in many cellular processes and might have implications as a defense mechanism for plants against bacterial pathogens and in genetic engineering. Learn more about RdDM from Maya Bose, a member of Dr. Rebecca Mosher’s lab, in a