Thesis Thursday- Alondra Harris
A few words from this week’s guest, Alondra Harris:
I am a senior at the University of Arizona studying East Asian Studies and Molecular and Cellular Biology. Through Environmental Health Sciences – Transformative Research Undergraduate Experience (EHS-TRUE) I have had the opportunity to work with Dr. Runyan in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Medicine investigating the effects of an industrial degreasing solvent called trichloroethylene on fetal heart development. This research has opened my eyes to the damaging impact that environmental contaminants can have on human health and the importance of environmental awareness. In the future, I hope to apply the lessons I have learned through my research and the opportunities I have received in EHS-TRUE while practicing as a physician.
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 on KXCI.org and 91.3 FM with a new student each week.
Thursdays: 9:55 AM, 11:55 AM, and 2:55 PM
Thesis Thursday is recorded at KXCI 91.3 FM community radio in downtown Tucson, Arizona.
Produced by Bridgitte Thum