Thesis Thursday- Konner Kirwan
Having moved over 17 times, I would say I have lived a pretty nomadic lifestyle. Despite my life being in constant flux, though, I am happy to say that the University of Arizona has become a second home to me. Currently, I am an undergraduate sophomore studying Neuroscience and Cognitive Science and Molecular and Cellular Biology. I am pursuing these degrees because I am fascinated with disease, especially neurodegenerative disorders. It’s baffling to think that such tiny alterations to the body on a molecular and cellular level can cause such devastating damage to an individual. Aside from me being a total nerd, though, I really enjoy going running, hiking and playing classical piano. I’ll be running a half marathon next month with hopes of completing a full marathon later this year!
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
Thesis Thursday is recorded at KXCI 91.3 FM community radio in downtown Tucson, Arizona.
Produced by Bridgitte Thum