Dr. Ryan Rego, a visiting scientist from the Institute of Parasitology in the Czech Republic who hosts UA undergraduate students in his research group through the Prozkoumat program. Dr. Rego does research on the Lyme disease pathogen complex Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato. He is interested in understanding host-vector interactions at the molecular level using animal models. He also works with other tick-bourne pathogens including Anaplasma phagocytophilum. Last summer he hosted Belen Molina in his group–Belen has appeared on Thursday Thesis twice in the past.
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