I’m Rachel Bear and I am a junior majoring in Neuroscience and Cognitive Science and Molecular and Cellular Biology with a minor in Spanish. I am fascinated about understanding biological processes at the molecular level, in particular I am interested in studying neurodegenerative diseases. I have the opportunity to work in Dr. Daniela Zarnescu’s lab, which studies mechanisms of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) using a fruit fly model. I am passionate about research and want to go to graduate school to earn a PhD in neuroscience. In my free time I enjoy hiking, cooking, and making art.
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.