Student and Alumni Spotlights
As a physiology major and undergraduate researcher, one of Eduardo Gamez’s goal prior to his May 2020 graduation was to finish his Honors College thesis, but the pandemic had other plans.
From reporting for the Daily Wildcat to researching medical issues for the Dr. Oz Show, Akshay Syal continues to take physiology beyond the bounds of classrooms and clinics.
Evan Austin, a UA physiology graduate, is a third-year medical student at the UA College of Medicine – Phoenix. For his Scholarly Project, Evan is working with John Chang, MD, a radiologist at Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center, investigating the clinical utility of PI-RADS scores, a structured reporting scheme for evaluating the prostate for prostate cancer.
Marisela Mariscal, MD, one of the first students to participate in the Pre-medical Admissions Pathway (P-MAP) program — an intensive medical school prep program for those who have faced greater-than-average challenges — has graduated from the UA College of Medicine – Tucson.
Zachary Ravnitzky, from Phoenix, Ariz., is a physiology senior, minoring in molecular and cellular biology. He also is the director of finance for Mobile Medicats, a nonprofit run by undergraduate students to help Tucson’s homeless population.