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University of Michigan Undergraduate Research Journal is a student-run research journal with a mission is to build connections between undergraduate students, graduate students, and the public, as well as among the different academic disciplines, through the publication of non-technical articles in all fields of research.


Latest Interviews and Blog Posts Posts

Interview with Anna Kirkland, J.D., Ph.D.

Posted by Noor Fares on 2022-03-29

Interview with Anna Kirkland, J.D., Ph.D.Interview by Noor FaresProfessor Anna Kirkland is the Director of the Institute for Research on Women and Gender (IRWG). She is Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies and holds courtesy appointments in Sociology, Political Science, and Health Management and Policy. Professor Kirkland has researched and written several books on health, [...]

Interview with Thomas Sisson, MD

Posted by Kyle Rodrigues on 2022-03-13

Interview with Dr. Thomas Sisson, MDInterview by Kyle RodriguesDr. Thomas Sisson is a practicing pulmonary and critical care physician, a professor in the Department of Internal Medicine, and the director of the Department of Internal Medicine Physician Scientist Training Program at the University of Michigan. He also runs a lab where he conducts research on pulmonary fibrosis. He received his [...]

Undergrad in the Spence Lab: Interview with Lexi Fine

Posted by Sarah Tolchin on 2022-03-13

I recently had the opportunity to meet with Lexi Fine to talk about her work as a student researcher at the University of Michigan. Lexi is currently a fourth-year undergraduate student majoring in anthropology and minoring in art. We first talked about what made her want to get involved in research as an undergraduate. “Growing up,” Lexi says, “my mom always said she imagined me going into [...]

My research journey: from an MRADS peer mentor

Posted by Daisey Yu on 2022-01-30

Daisey Yu is a sophomore pre-med student in LSA.Before coming to Michigan, I had next to zero involvement in research. For a high school graduation requirement, I completed a short internship with a Wayne State University professor. However, those two weeks were not enough for me to fully understand the research process. During that time, my cousin Angela had just graduated from Michigan and [...]

An Interview with Kenneth Cadigan, Ph.D.

Posted by Grace Abbud on 2022-01-22

Interview with Dr. Kenneth CadiganInterview by Grace Abbud Dr. Kenneth Cadigan is a Professor and Chair of the Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology department at the University of Michigan. He received his PhD from Dartmouth University and was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Basel, Switzerland and Stanford University. He heads the Cadigan Lab, where his research focuses [...]