Alumni Spotlight: Follow Your Passion: Laura Larson (’17)

Nov 14, 2017

Volleyball fans know Laura Larson (MCB, 2017) for her impressive digs and school-record 136 appearances on the court. She went to four NCAA Tournaments. It’s no surprise Larson brought the same focus...

AZBio Honors UBRP Director Carol Bender

Oct 12, 2017

Bender Honored at AZBio Awards, UBRP Featured in The Pharmacologist On October 11, the Arizona Bioindustry Association honored Undergraduate Biology Research Program (UBRP) Director Carol...

Big Science, Small Package: Dr. Daniela Zarnescu’s fruit flies tackle ALS, Neurodegenerative Disease, and Aging

Oct 10, 2017

We share 75 percent of the genes that cause disease in human beings with the humble Drosophila fruit fly.  Dr. Daniela Zarnescu and her lab exploit this remarkable fact to more quickly find...

St. Baldrick’s Grant Boosts Dr. McEvoy’s Fight against Rhabdomyosarcoma

Oct 5, 2017

Sometimes, it may not be in our genes—at least not entirely.  MCB Assistant Professor Justina McEvoy is focused on learning why children with few gene mutations suffer from rhabdomyosarcoma, a...