Amanda is a senior double majoring in Biochemistry and Molecular and Cellular Biology at the
University of Arizona. She plans on going to graduate school to research cures for cancer to
positively impact people’s lives. Amanda thoroughly enjoys research and is grateful for the
opportunities she has had to work in the labs of Dr. Joe Hull, Dr. Janko Nikolich-Zugich, and Dr.
Ross Buchan. Currently, she conducts research in Dr. Buchan’s laboratory at the UofA where
she uses a yeast cell model to study how the protein huntingtin, which is mutated in Huntington’s
disease, is degraded in the cell. In her free time she enjoys hiking, hanging out with friends, and
making homemade greeting cards and jewelry.