September 25, 2014
Dr. Joyce Schroeder, a professor of molecular and cellular biology at the University of Arizona and researcher at the Arizona Cancer Center, discusses her work developing a new drug to treat breast cancer. The cutting edge work is funded by the Arizona Biomedical Research Commission. Dr. Schroeder is also the Chief Science Officer at Arizona Cancer Therapeutics. See more on Dr. Shroeder's work on her labpage. Read More
September 6, 2014
Assistant Professor Tim Bolger recently appeared on the local talk show The Morning Blend on KGUN9 (ABC). He was interviewed about his research and its cancer implications in connection with the American Cancer Society and the Stand Up 2 Cancer national telecast. Watch the show here, and learn more about Prof. Bolger's research at his webpage. Read More
September 2, 2014
Associate Professor Daniela Zarnescu's research on Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) has been highlighted in Tucson News Now. ALS, more commonly known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. ALS patients gradually lose the ability of the brain to control muscle movement, and in the later stages of the disease may become totally paralyzed. The Zarnescu lab at the UA Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology use fruit flies as a model to understand how defects in motor neurons lead to this disease. see th... Read More
June 23, 2014
I originally entered the College of Life Sciences hoping that my degree would one day lead me to medical school. At 18, I had high hopes for working as a neurosurgeon (one of those “Go Big or Go Home” kinda things). And though I loved my degree, while traveling through Argentina the summer between my Sophomore and Junior year as an English teacher, the idea of spending what seemed like the entirety of my twenties in school to finish and have a job where I would be tethered to the USA for the rest of my career had lost its appeal. I caught the traveling bug, and I knew that I would need to find... Read More
May 6, 2014
In addtion to her Robie award, Rae Anne Martinez, a native of Gilbert, Arizona, will graduate Magna Cum Laude from the Honors College with a Bachelors of Science in Molecular and Cellular Biology, a Bachelors of Arts in Sociology and a minor in Chinese Language.
Read more about Rae Anne's amazing accomplishments via the Dean of Students website... Read More
May 6, 2014
In addition to receiving the Merrill P. Freeman Medal for 2014, Jonathan Yamaguchi will graduate Summa Cum Laude from the Honors College with a Bachelor of Science in both biochemistry and molecular and cellular biology and a minor in Japanese.
Find out more about Johnathan and his accomplishments... Read More