My name is Alec Perrera and I am a Junior undergraduate at the University of Arizona double majoring in Neuroscience and Molecular and Cellular Biology with a minor in Biochemistry. I am the Vice President of the U of A chapter of American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and I work in a Dr. Todd Camenisch’s lab in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology. In my research I am looking at how to get the heart to repair itself after a heart attack instead of forming scar tissue. In my spare time I like to be around my friends as much as possible whether we are hiking, running, studying or just watching TV. My current obsession is playing with Udon, my juvenile California black and white striped king snake.
The University of Arizona’s Undergraduate Biology Research Program is partnering with KXCI 91.3 to produce “Thesis Thursday,” a weekly segment featuring student researchers talking about their undergraduate thesis projects, or research projects while working with University professors. Students describe their research, their overall goals and career interests and where they think their research will lead. As well, they get a chance to share the music and interests that motivate them.Broadcast three times every Thursday with a new student each week.
Thursdays: 9:55 AM, 11:55 AM, and 2:55 PM
Produced by Cathy Rivers