Vol. 4, Issue 4
May 2018

Peti & Page Labs Discover Enzyme's Movement May Be Key to New Cancer Drugs
Interfering with the motion of a kinase enzyme might be a new approach for the development of anti-cancer drugs, new UA-led research suggests.

Mark Yanagihashi Receives CoS "Best of the Best" Award for 2018
Congratulations to CBC's 2018 Staff Excellence Awardee Mark Yanagihashi, who was chosen as the "Best of the Best" by Dean Joaquin Ruiz.


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Abreeza Zegeer Retires After 30 Years at UA
Abreeza Zegeer, Biochemistry's greenhouse manager for many years, has retired after 30 years at the University of Arizona.


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Jessica Diesing Selected as April 2018 Student of the Month
The April 2018 CBC Outstanding Student of the Month is Jessica Diesing, an exemplary student who displays a strong work ethic in both her class work and research.


Oliver Monti Promoted to Professor
CBC is pleased to announce that Dr. Oliver Monti has been promoted to the rank of Professor.

John Jewett Promoted to
Associate Professor with Tenure
CBC is pleased to announce that Dr. John Jewett has been promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure. 

Alumni News

Adam Kai Aragaki (BS in Biochemistry and Molecular & Cellular Biology, 2018) My time at The University of Arizona was enriched not only through the education and research provided for me to pursue, but through the people I met. Both helped me develop my love for research and ultimately spurred me to apply for graduate school. This semester, I will be attending Johns Hopkins University for their Pharmacology PhD program. I have been enabled to succeed through both the friends and faculty I have met along the way, and I could not be more thankful.
Jose Rios-Monterrosa (BS in Biochemistry and Molecular & Cellular Biology, 2018) These past four years in the CBC department have been by far the best four years of my life. I have made many friends and have learned more than I could have ever imagined. Everything from biology to quantum mechanics was fascinating and introduced me to the scientific community. Next fall, I will be starting medical school at the University of Iowa where I also hope to obtain a PhD degree.
Dane Zambrano (BS in Biochemistry and Molecular & Cellular Biology, 2018) The Biochemistry program at the University of Arizona through the Honors College has taught me to value all experiences - good and bad. I would not have been able to realize my passion for research, outreach and made lifelong friendships if I dismissed my bad run-ins with another department. In turn, the sum of all my experiences has led me to learn things about myself that I wouldn't have discovered otherwise. For example: I love research just as much as I love learning about science. To foster this love, I am pursuing an MD/PhD with a focus on Biochemistry at the University of Washington through their Biological Physics Structure and Design (BPSD) Program.