Vol. 5, Issue 2
February 20 19

Jeff Pyun Elected as NAI Member
The National Academy of Inventors (NAI) has elected CBC Professor Jeff Pyun to the rank of NAI Senior Member for his "success in patents, licensing, and commercialization".

Marie-Pierre Hasne to Join CBC in July 2019
We are pleased to announce that Dr. Marie-Pierre Hasne will join the department to teach the biochemistry material blocks to UA medical students.

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You're Invited to a CBC Alumni Dinner in Orlando
Whether you live in the Orlando area or are attending the EB/ASBMB national meeting, you and your spouse/significant other are invited to attend an alumni dinner on Sunday,  April 7.

Victor Hruby to Present March 2019 SaddleBrooke Science Cafe
Victor Hruby will present a talk entitled The Chemistry of Human Behavior on Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 6:30 pm at the SaddleBrooke DesertView Performing Arts Center. The talk also will be streamed LIVE on SaddleBrooke's Youtube Channel.

You're Invited to Attend the 2019 BECUR Conference
You are cordially invited to attend the 2019 BECUR Conference to be held on Saturday, March 16 in the Henry Koffler Building on the UA Main Campus. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Amy Pasquinelli of the University of Arizona, San Diego.

Kristiane Torgeson Pelletier Named UBRP Graduate Mentor of the Year
Cogratulations to CBC graduate student Kristiane Torgeson Pelletier who has been selected as the Undergraduate Biology Research Program's Graduate 
Mentor of 2019.

CBC Graduate Students Elected to the UA Women in STEM Student Council
The University of Arizona Women in STEM Student Council has announced their selection of CBC graduate students Meghan Talbot and Natasha Cornejo.

Katia Davila Selected as 1 of 2 February Students of the Month
Congratulations to Katia Davila, who is 1 of 2 CBC students selected as the February Student of the Month.

Sara Lee Jones Also Selected as February Student of the Month
Congratulations to Sara Lee Jones, our second February Student of the Month.

Alumni News

Lawrence Sun (BA in Biochemistry & BS in MCB, 2018) Since graduation I have been  studying for the MCAT and volunteering at a free health clinic here in Tucson, which serves low-income individuals without health insurance. I hang out with my friends, boxing, hiking, and running long distances. In my spare time, I have also learned how to cook and to play the guitar and the piano. I recently was hired as a medical scribe at the Northwest hospital, I am very excited to learn more about the medical field and to have more clinic experience in preparation of my medical school application. I have truly enjoyed my gap year so far, and I am very looking forward to the next adventure that awaits me.