Undergraduate and Graduate Program Coordinator
Beckman Scholars, DiaMonD-UREKA, EUREKA, UC LEADS, Graduate Student Professional Development Series (PDS)
Phone: (805) 893-3360
Office: 1203 Elings Hall
California NanoSystems Institute
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-6105
Arica Lubin received her B.S. and Ph.D. in Biochemistry from UCSB. Studying with Prof. Kevin Plaxco, her Ph.D. work focused on the development of electrochemical DNA sensors (E-DNA) for use on portable devices to detect biological materials in a variety of applications from clinical diagnosis to forensic identification and authentication of physical goods. During graduate school and through teaching and mentoring students at various levels, she became very interested in higher education in the sciences.
She joined the Center for Science and Engineering Partnerships (CSEP) in 2010 to coordinate undergraduate research and graduate student professional development programs. She currently works on the Center for Energy Efficient Materials (CEEM) internship – a program for upper division undergraduate research funded by the Center for Energy Efficient Materials at UCSB; Early Undergraduate Research and Knowledge Acquisition (EUREKA) – a program for lower division undergraduates; Diagnostics for Monitoring Disease-Undergraduate Research Experience & Knowledge Award (DiaMonD-UREKA) -- an international exchange program for undergraduates; and University of California Leadership Excellence through Advanced Degrees (UCLEADS) – a UC-wide program for upper division undergraduates. In addition to these undergraduate programs, she works on the Professional Develoment Series for Graduate Students (PDGS) -- new series of seminars and workshops designed to provide personal and professional development for graduate students in the STEM disciplines.
She is very happy to be a part of this academic institution and have the opportunity to work with students and researchers in their scientific and academic endeavors.