Hey fellow Wildcats (and members of the Tucson KXCI listening audience)! My name is Miguel Pacheco, and I’m a senior majoring in Biochemistry. When I got into research as a junior, I worked in the lab of Dr. Eugene Mash in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry for one year, and I switched into the lab of Dr. Richard Vaillancourt in the Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology when I joined the Undergraduate Biology Research Program. I’m currently conducting my Senior Thesis research on the connection between the HER growth factor signalling pathway and lactate production in human breast cancer. My favorite past times when I’m not pipetting away in the lab include cooking, hiking, and looking at pictures of dogs on Facebook (okay, it’s possible that I do that in lab occasionally.)
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.
Broadcast three times every Thursday with a new student each week.
Thursdays: 9:55 AM, 11:55 AM, and 2:55 PM
Created by Cathy Rivers, produced by Bridgitte Thum.