The University of Arizona’s Undergraduate Biology Research Program (UBRP) is an apprenticeship-style training program that teaches students the conduct of scientific research by pairing them with faculty in the biological sciences. Students are paid, to help support them through college, and they present their research findings at the annual UBRP Conference, which will be held this year on Saturday, January 21, 2023 in person, on campus. For details and to RSVP, please visit https://ubrp.arizona.edu/.
UBRP Director Jennifer Cubeta has always found beauty and wonder in the natural world around her. As a first-generation college student, Jennifer completed a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Arizona in General Biology, as well as one in Science Education, which has enabled her to share her excitement about biology with others as an educator. Jennifer taught seventh-grade life science, served as an academic advisor for the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology and was originally introduced to UBRP as an undergraduate participant. Jennifer joined the program as Assistant Director in 2013, became Director of UBRP in January 2018, and continues to enjoy helping college students learn science through the conduct of biological research. In her spare time, Jennifer loves to spend time with her family, cook, travel, and play music at her church.