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Thanks to a grant from the Women's Foundation of Southern Arizona, BioME now supports undergraduate women working in K-12 science outreach activities. Each semester, five undergraduate women majoring in STEM disciplines will work with BioME graduate fellows and BIO5 outreach personnel to bring hands-on science to young students.


BioLink 2009


BIO5's BioLink Program Featured on KUAT/KUAZ!

Click here to listen to KUAZ Arizona Spotlight: "Female Scientists"

Click here to watch BioLink Fellow Misha Pangasa on KUAT! 



2009 - 2010 Fellows



Sarah Edwards

Hometown: Austin, TX
Major: Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, Molecular and Cellular Biology
Research Focus: Cell Biology
Favorite UA Class:Biochemistry of Nucleic Acids 
Favorite Movie: The Odd Couple
Dream Job: Research Scientist
Favorite Movie The Odd Couple
Favorite Website:HowStuffWorks.com




Sarah Edwards

Yoshira Ornelas

Hometown: Phoenix, Az
Major: Microbiology
Research Focus: Infectious Disease
Favorite TV Show: Iron Chef
Science Inspiration: High School science teacher
Favorite UA Class:  This Wormy world with Dr. Sterling






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Misha Pangasa

Hometown: Yuma, AZ
Major: Molecular & Cellular Biology
Minor: Political Science
Favorite UA Class: Molecular and Cellular Biology of Cancer
Favorite Movie: Any chick flick
Dream Job: Physician scientist
Random Fact: I have an abnormal obsession with the color pink

Emily Ricq

Hometown: Aix-en-Provence France, then Mesa, AZ
Major: Chemistry
Minors: Psychology
Research Focus: Synthesis and biological activity of dienylceramide, a lipid involved in cell growth, apoptosis and metastasis
Memorable Travel Experience: Studying abroad in Paris for 8 months last semester
Pets: A happy, portly kitty named Sesca 
Career Aspiration: Quirky Chemistry Professor
Secret Dream Job: Pastry Chef


Sarah Rios

Hometown: Tucson, AZ
Major: Veterinary Science
Minors: Art History, Spanish, Chemistry
Favorite Book: Harry Potter series
Favorite Movie: When Harry Met Sally
Memorable Travel Experience: 2006 trip to Italy and Greece
Science Inspiration:Elementary School science projects
Dream Job: Veterinarian or Teacher

Sarah Rios

Michelle Schafer

Hometown: Prescott, AZ
Major: Dietetics
Minors: Chemistry
Favorite UA Class:Fundamentals of Human Physiology
Favorite Book: Atlas Shrugged
Memorable Travel Experience: Spending two weeks in the Czech Republic, staying with host families and visiting Prague.
Science Inspiration: My AP Chemistry teacher in high school, who always did really fun demonstrations like lighting his students on fire, igniting thermite, and oxidizing gummy bears  


Emily Simpson

Hometown: Mesa, AZ
Major(s): Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Conservation Biology
Minor: Chemistry
Research Focus: Microbially-produced biosurfactants
Pets: Black lab/boxer mix named Onzie
Favorite UA Class: Marine Biology
Science Inspiration: High School Chemistry teacher
Career Aspiration:Oceanographer

Emily Simpson


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