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Thesis Thursday with Naim Duran

April 13, 2016
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My name is Naim Duran and I was born in Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico and was raised in Yuma, Arizona. I am a fourth year Physiology major, minoring in Spanish at the University of Arizona and ever since I began to pursue a career in science, my passion for it has only increased. I spend much of my time now working in Dr. Ramos’ laboratory, conducting translational research.  Although I enjoy doing research, I aspire one day to be a physician, specifically in Emergency Medicine.  This field really interested me ever since I acquired my EMT certification.  With my certification, I began working with the University Emergency Medical Services on campus and have enjoyed almost every aspect of emergency medicine (I don’t exactly enjoy being puked on, but it makes for a nice story).  One of my greatest passions ever since I was a little boy is sports.  I spend my free time playing, watching, and discussing any sport.  My junior year, I made it onto the University of Arizona Men’s Club Soccer team and it was one of the most difficult, yet rewarding experiences of my undergraduate career.  I spend most of my free time with a basketball at my hands or a soccer ball at my feet.  These first four years toward achieving my goal, have really made me into the man I am today.

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

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