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Archive of Past Undergraduate Researchers

Click on any student to learn more about his or her undergraduate research experience.

Sunanda Dharmarajan

Sunanda’s undergraduate research topic was Discrimination of Organic Acids and Wine Varietals by Arrays of Differential Colorimetric Sensors.

“You can get a basic understanding of biology and chemistry by going to class, but it is not until you engage in research that you truly understand science.”

Jose Ybarra
Human Biology

Jose’s undergraduate research topic was Nerve Regeneration and Cellular Migration.

“Discovering an underground network of scientists and engineers who shared my passions was an immensely rewarding and exciting experience.”

Muna Rehman
Arabic & Government

Muna’s undergraduate research topic was Assessing the Outcomes of Political Assassinations

“[Undergraduate research] has really helped me evolve from just a regular student to an informed individual.”

Garrett Fair
Business Honors Program & Mathematics

Garrett’s undergraduate research topic was The Gatekeepers: A Study of Credit Rating Agency Analysts and Their Role in the Financial Crisis.

“Even if you’re not interested in graduate school or a Ph.D., you can still build a very valuable skill set from working in research that can be useful in future jobs.”

Trieu Pham

Trieu’s undergraduate research topic was Apyrase Enzymes regulate Arabidopsis thaliana Primary Root Gravitropism.

“Thanks to my professors’ contagious enthusiasm and my mentors’ motivation, they helped spark an interest that I never knew had existed.”

Katherine Hysmith
Plan II Honors & French

Katherine’s undergraduate research topic was Jane Austen.

“The grandest thing is that you can literally research in almost every field here at UT; from labs to library shelves, there is something for everyone.”

Xinh Nguyen
Clinical Laboratory Science

Xinh’s undergraduate research topic was RNA Aptamer Selection against Insulin.

“Test [undergraduate research] out and I hope you will enjoy it as much as I am right now.”