My name is Danielle Cannon and I am a rising Senior at the University of Arizona majoring in Physiology and minoring in Biochemistry and Math. I have lived in Tucson for a majority of my life and enjoy the heat and outdoors! In my free time I like to hike and participate in intramural soccer and sand volleyball (pictured after a game with my Resident Assistant staff). This summer I participated in the Undergraduate Biology Research Program (UBRP) as a member of the Konhilas lab, which is located in the Medical Research Building on campus. Our research focuses on understanding the molecular mechanisms that cause an increased susceptibility of cardiovascular disease in women from pre-menopause to post-menopause. I love the environment and community surrounding my lab and have learned a range of scientific techniques from this experience!”
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. They also get a chance to share their music and interests that motivate them.