My name is Nicole De La Pena and I am a junior majoring in Neuroscience and Cognitive Science and Molecular and Cellular Biology with a minor in Biochemistry. I am currently in Dr. Carol Barnes lab examining the relationship between aging and changes in neuroanatomy of the locus coereleus and ventral tegmental area, specifically looking at the expression of calcium binding proteins and tyrosine hydroxylase. When I’m not in class or in lab, I relax by sketching, reading, dancing, photography, or playing various instruments.
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.