I am a junior here at the University of Arizona, and I’m studying Biochemistry, Molecular and Cellular Biology, and Physiology, with a minor in Mathematics. I have lived in Tucson my whole life, and graduated from Catalina Foothills High School. I’ve loved science since first grade, when a guest speaker talked to my class about all the awesome experiments she was doing to help cure cancer. That passion has driven me throughout my education, and has helped get me through some tough times. Thanks to the Undergraduate Biology Research Program, I have been able to study Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis using fruit flies in the lab of Dr. Daniela Zarnescu. This experience has helped solidify my dream of becoming a medical researcher. I also want to practice oncology, so I’ll be heading off to an M.D.Ph.D. program after I graduate.
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