Student Snapshot April 2014

04/10/14

Angela Monterrubio

Angela Monterrubio
Biochemistry, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology

Angela Monterrubio

Graduate student
Biochemistry, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology

I grew up in: Sacramento

Biology because: I study the underlying mechanisms driving disease states, and the best way to address disease causes is to first understand how organisms work.

Davis because: The limitless options and opportunities for research. There are very few universities that offer the same depth and breadth of scientific opportunities within one campus.

UCD in six words or less: Good times, great friends, learn lots

Favorite life form: Planarian (a flatworm genus)

Favorite local spot: El Mariachi

Proudest accomplishment: Driving in Naples and living to tell about it

Future plans: To develop cures for neurological diseases

Scott Wilder

Scott Wilder
Neurobiology, Physiology & Behavior, 4th year

Scott Wilder

Undergraduate student
Evolution, Ecology and Biodiversity '14

Neurobiology, Physiology & Behavior, 4th year

I grew up in: Sacramento

Biology because: Living things are so much cooler than dead things.

Davis because: I knew I wanted to work at Clinica Tepati, one of the UCDMC student-run clinics. There are so many great internship opportunities for undergrads at UC Davis.

UCD in six words or less: Quarter system, lots of coffee, fun

Favorite life form: Humans—after that, elephants

Favorite local spot: Mishka's Café

Proudest accomplishment: Taking the leap to start college at 27

Future plans: Inspire others and serve my community as a physician