Built from the ground up, the National Summer Undergraduate Research Project became the largest program of its kind to provide remote microbiology internships for underrepresented students.
Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences
In June 2020, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Michael Johnson, PhD, assistant professor of immunobiology at the College of Medicine – Tucson, wondered what he could do to lift up underrepresented minorities during such a difficult moment in the nation’s history.
UArizona now has a complete genome description of its academic beef herd.
The University of Arizona now has a complete genome description of its academic beef herd after completing a SNP (single nucleotide polymorphisms) typing project this past May at the V Bar V Agricultural Experiment Station in Coconino County.
“I don’t know of any other university that has this,” UA Vice President of Agriculture, Life and Veterinary Sciences, and Cooperative Extension Shane Burgess said. “We’re doing what land-grant universities are supposed to do – research that doesn’t just get published but is proactively getting into our local economies.”
As projections estimate the food sector will need to safely feed 10 billion people by 2050, food safety studies present real career opportunities for students.
“Imagine hosting a party, you wouldn’t want it to be memorable because of a food safety outbreak.” This is how Margarethe Cooper, assistant professor of practice in animal and comparative biomedical sciences, introduces the importance of food safety science to her students.
University of Arizona freshman Antonio Camacho-Hernandez discovered his professional calling after rushing into a situation most people try to avoid.
Camacho-Hernandez was spending the summer before his senior year of high school shadowing his aunt, an ER doctor, at a hospital in Texas. He was helping with some paperwork one day when a bell sounded for a “code blue” emergency. Camacho-Hernandez followed his aunt into a room that soon filled with more than 30 doctors and nurses working to save the patient’s life.
Dr. Stock earned her B.S. in Biology (emphasis in Zoology) and her Ph.D. in Natural Sciences (emphasis in Parasitology and Nematology) at the Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina. At the University of Arizona, she is currently the Director for the School of Animal & Comparative Biomedical Sciences (ACBS), as well as a professor of Entomology, ACBS, and Plant Sciences.
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