Amanda Warner has always been curious about why diseases occur and how they are acquired. She is especially fascinated by the mechanisms behind cancer and other debilitating diseases. She is a double major in Biochemistry and Molecular and Cellular Biology at the University of Arizona and hopes to conduct research in finding cures and treatments to positively impact people’s lives. Amanda thoroughly enjoys research and is grateful for the opportunities she has had to work in the labs of Dr. Joe Hull, Dr. Janko Nikolich-Zugich, and Dr. Ross Buchan. Currently, she is involved in the Beckman Scholars Program and serves as a CBC Ambassador and mentor and an Undergraduate Biology Research Program (UBRP) Ambassador. In her free time she enjoys hiking, hanging out with friends, and making homemade greeting cards and jewelry. Next year she will complete her thesis in Dr. Buchan’s lab conducting research about the degradation mechanisms of the huntingtin protein, which is mutated in Huntington’s disease.