UBRP Ambassadors

Mission and GoalsMounir Koussa

The UBRP Ambassadors are student representatives for the Undergraduate Biology Research Program. We also act as liaisons of the program to the University of Arizona and Tucson community. The Ambassadors aim to strengthen the UBRP community by providing a number of opportunities for students to interact with each other and with others outside the UBRP community. The UBRP Ambassadors aim to enrich the undergraduate research experience for the program’s students and help them understand the importance of being engaged with the community as scientists.

2018-2019 UBRP Ambassador Officers

Tiffany Cho, President
Year: Senior
Major: Neuroscience & Cognitive Science
Research: Mapping CCK-induced neural activity with CEA PKC-delta neurons
Professional Goals: Medical school and research.
I love learning new things, making music, reading, and the outdoors!


Picture of Lauren WilsonLauren Wilson, Vice President
Year: Senior
Major: Molecular & Cellular Biology and Biochemistry
Professional Goals: Attend graduate school



Andrew Alamban, Secretary
Year: Junior
Major: Molecular & Cellular Biology and Mathematics
Research: Investigating the Properties of the Truncated Isoform of the Gap Junction Protein, Connexin 37
Professional Goals: Teaching and Medical Research
When not seen trying to attempt science, I’m usually seen trying to convince people that the Star Wars prequels are good.


Jason Juang, Treasurer
Year: Junior
Major: Biochemistry
Research: Exploring the Effects Different Compounds Have on Behavioral Phenotypes in ALS
Professional Goals: Dental Research (DDS/PhD)



Picture of Allison EbyAlison Eby, Volunteer Chair
Year: Sophomore
Major: Physiology
Research: How a mutation in the LRRK2 gene affects sleep spindles found in the brain
Professional Goals: Cardiothoracic Surgeon



UBRP Ambassadors’ Past Events:

  • Tie dyeing lab coats
  • End of summer picnic
  • Science and Politics Panel
  • Know Your Propositions
  • HHMI Luncheon
  • Holiday Party
  • Finding Your Mentor Presentation
  • Potluck Party
  • Pen Pals with Mansfeld Middle School