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May 11, 2022 00:04:01
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Ferris Saad

Ferris is studying Physiology and Medical Sciences at the University of Arizona, and is a trainee with the Native American Cancer Prevention (NACP) program in Dr. Jennifer W. Bea’s research lab. He also works as a medical scribe at Oro Valley Hospital’s emergency department. He is originally from Mesa, Arizona, and plans to apply to medical school in the near future. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking different trails in Arizona, exploring new restaurants, visiting museums, and attending sporting events. NACP summer internship, Dr. Jennifer Bea and student Ferris Saad ...

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May 03, 2022 00:03:31
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Elizabeth Reddell

Elizabeth is a super senior at The University of Arizona, majoring in Biomedical Sciences with a minor in Psychology. She’s been working in the Ronaldson Lab for a year, assisting with research into ischemic stroke and the effects of Acetaminophen on the blood-brain barrier, which she greatly enjoys. After Elizabeth graduates in August, she’ll be starting a doctoral program in the ABBS program at the University of Arizona, where she plans on pursuing her PhD in Cellular and Molecular Medicine. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and their 7 rescue pets, playing video games, and enjoying all that Tucson has to offer. ...

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April 19, 2022 00:03:27
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Esteban Ureña

Esteban is a junior at the University of Arizona studying Physiology and Medical Sciences with a minor in Health and Human Values. Esteban is from Rio Rico, Arizona. Outside of his research, you can find Esteban acting as the Director of Finance of Street Medicine Tucson, is one of the founders of the Health and Human Values Club, a volunteer at the ASTEC Lab,  and an intern with Tucson Collaborative Community Care (TC-3). In his free time, he enjoys swimming, spending time with friends, playing chess, and exploring the outdoors. ...

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April 07, 2022 00:03:43
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Parker Geffre

Geffre, a Tempe native, is a UA junior pursuing a double-major in Biochemistry and Molecular Cellular Biology. As an undergraduate researcher at the Meredith Lab, Parker is a part of the NSF Signals in the Soil project. She currently works on VOC data analysis, novel sensor testing, and various support roles. After joining UBRP in Spring 2020, Parker believes that undertaking research, especially in the unique field of environmental science, has been an invaluable experience. Microbial and soil fingerprinting has been an especially exciting topic for her to jump into. But more importantly, Parker loves how her research has changed her perspective on the role of the world’s smallest life. Currently, she plans on taking her B.S. degree into an adjacent science-policy field – like criminal forensics. Outside of university, she enjoys adventuring, drawing, and studying British history. Parker is a National Hispanic Scholar, a member of WAESO, and is passionate about learning how science impacts our daily lives. ...

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March 29, 2022 00:03:44
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Maile McSwain

My name is Maile McSwain, I am a junior at the University of Arizona, and I am majoring in Physiology and Medical sciences and minoring in Studio Art and Astrobiology. I am currently apart of EHS-TRUE which is a branch in UBRP and have been working in Dr. Zelieann R. Craig’s lab for two years. The lab focused on female reproductive toxicology. I also have worked at Campus Recreation since I was a freshman. After my undergraduate time here at the University of Arizona I want to attend a MD/PhD program and specialize my PhD in toxicology. At this point I believe I want to continue into medicine focusing on female reproductive health and become an OB/GYN. ...

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March 23, 2022 00:04:07
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William Borkan

William Borkan (he/they) a Master’s student in Soil, Water and Environmental Science and part of the 2020-2021 NSF Indige-FEWSS Traineeship. At the University of Arizona, he works in the contaminant transport lab, studying the transport and fate of uranium in groundwater bodies. This summer they will participate in an internship with the Navajo Nation EPA to assist in site inventories and remedial investigations of abandoned uranium mines. ...

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