Editor’s note: As part of CSUSB’s celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the university is showcasing a number of earlier stories highlighting Hispanic and Latino students, alumni, faculty and staff, along with programs and grants for the university’s diverse populations.
This video was originally published on Jan. 8, 2019.

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Teresa Ubina, who earned her master’s degree in biology from Cal State San Bernardino, says the opportunity to conduct high-level research helped her focus her career goals.
Working with fruit flies to study Alzheimer’s disease, Ubina discovered her love for research, and interned at the City of Hope National Medical Center, working with stem cells to learn more about Alzheimer’s and coming up with a model on how to assess changes that take place in the brain.
Urbina, the 2017 Outstanding Graduate Student for the College of Natural Sciences, has gone on to continue her research work in neurodegenerative diseases.