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Amber Baskin, B.S. Nutrition and Dietetics

Amber graduated from UNF in Spring 2018. As an undergraduate, Amber worked with Dr. Andrea Arikawa on several research projects and worked as a Research Ambassador in the OUR. She recently was offered and accepted a position of Clinical Research Coordinator for the Neurology Department at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville. Congrats, Amber!

Posters on the Hill 2020

Each year, the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) solicits applications for research posters to be presented before members of Congress in Washington, D.C. The selection process is competitive, but the reward is great -- imagine having the opportunity to present your faculty-mentored undergraduate research project before the political leaders and decision makers on Capitol Hill.


Applications are being accepted now through November 15, 2019. For complete information on the event, eligibility requirements, and the application process, see the CUR Posters on the Hill website.


The OUR will provide conference funding support to any UNF undergraduate selected as a presenter. Questions? Talk to your faculty mentor or email Dr. Cousins at for a consultation.


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Research opportunities for Spring/Summer 2020 -- CHEMISTRY

Dr. Kenneth Laali's laboratory in the Department of Chemistry would like to recruit a highly-motivated junior or senior Chemistry/Biomedical major for undergraduate research starting Spring 2020. Dr. Laali's laboratory is at the forefront of drug discovery efforts for cancer and other diseases. Depending upon performance, the student will be considered for a summer research stipend.

Selection criteria: High GPA in CHM 2011/2010 and CHM 2011L. Prior undergraduate research lab experience (especially organic) is strongly preferred.

Interested students: Email Dr. Kenneth Laali ( for discuss this opportunity.