Dr. Zarnescu and Ernesto Manzo - Genetics GIDP - Featured in UA News

Submitted on May 25, 2017
Daniela Zarnescu: "Flies make a great model that has been used to study development. Their genes are incredibly similar to humans'. About 70 percent of human disease genes are conserved in the fly genome." (Photo: Bob Demers/UANews)

Dr. Daniela Zarnescu, a faculty member in the Genetics GIDP, Neuroscience GIDP, and Applied Biosciences GIDP was featured in the UA News this past week! This article includes a polished informative video featuring Dr. Zaenescu but also, Genetics GIDP student, Ernesto Manzo. Read more to see how these GIDP faculty and student are hunting for molecules in flies to treat neurodegenerative diseases.

Two GIDP Students Earn NSF Fellowship Grant

Submitted on May 9, 2017

Congratulations to two GIDP students, Brittany Forte from the Cancer Biology GIDP and Cesar Medina from the Neuroscience GIDP for earning the National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship!

An excerpt from our UA News articles reads below:

"The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported fields who have demonstrated the potential to be high-achieving scientists and engineers, providing three years of support valued at $132,000 per student.

Soon Hoe Lim - Applied Mathematics - Recipient of Michael Tabor Fellowship

Submitted on May 2, 2017

We would like to congratulate Soon Hoe Lim from the Applied Mathematics GIDP for being awarded the prestigious Michael Tabor Fellowship. The Michael Tabor Fellowship Endowment has been established to honor Dr. Michael Tabor and his unending efforts to support students and research. We wish Soon the very best! Congratulations!

Christian Ruvalcaba - SLAT Ph.D. Student - in UA News for Language Capital Project

Submitted on May 2, 2017

Second Language Acquisition and Teaching student Christian Ruvalcaba was mentiond in the UA for his Language Capital Project. Click More Information to read all about his project and how it helps new residents of Tucson and the UA connect with immigrants and refugees of their native language!

May 10th - Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs 12th Annual Convocation

Submitted on May 1, 2017

The Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs and College of Medicine Biomedical Sciences 12th Annual Convocation ceremony will be held on May 10th at 6PM at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson in DuVal Auditorium. This ceremony honors the 2016-2017 graduates receiving doctoral and master’s degrees from graduate programs in the biological and biomedical sciences offered by the UA Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs (GIDP) and the UA College of Medicine – Tucson.

Sam McLaren - Applied Mathematics - Awarded Prestigious NDSEG Fellowship

Submitted on April 24, 2017

Sam McLaren of the Applied Mathematics GIDP was awarded the prestigious National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship from the American Society for Engineering Education. The NDSEG Fellowships last for three years and pays for full tuition and all mandatory fees, a monthly stipend, and up to $1,000 a year in medical insurance.

Congratulations to him and we wish him the best!

Grad Students: RSVP for Student Fullbrights Information Session on April 21st

Submitted on April 13, 2017

Dear graduate students,

If you are interested in conducting research or teaching abroad, please attend our Student Fulbrights information session. The Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Institute (SBSRI) is hosting a panel of Student Fulbright recipients and faculty and staff Fulbright experts to help you, whether you are just getting started or your application is already in progress. Click here to RSVP.

Carter Travel Award - Now Accepting Applications

Submitted on April 12, 2017

Hello GIDP Students!

The Carter Travel Award application is now open!

This session covers travel dates July 1, 2017, through September 30, 2017.

The deadline to apply is set for May 15.

GIDP students interested in applying should review the Instructions and Procedures very carefully prior to applying: