BLaST Scholars

 
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Angela Bagoyo
Faculty Mentor: Andrea Bersamin
Project Title: Veggie-Meter's influence on food and beverage choices
Award Year: GY6

 
 
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Jeremiah Brown
Faculty Mentor: Andrej Podlutsky
Project Title: DNA Repair Efficiency in Lung Cancer Cell Lines
Award Year: GY6

 
 
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Shane Bennett
Faculty Mentor: Meagan Weltzin
Project Title: Marine toxins, PSP, Environmental impacts of toxins on subsistence foods
Award Year: GY6

 
 
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Craig Chythlook
Faculty Mentor: Ellen Lopez
Project Title: Rural Water Services Impact on Subsistence
Award Year: GY6

 
 
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Anastacia Dorvall
Faculty Mentor: Scott Oliver
Project Title: Mechanisms of Muscle and Adipose Tissue Regulation and Remodeling in Response to Cold and Exercise
Award Year: GY6

 
 
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Daniel Dykes
Faculty Mentor: Abel Bult-Ito
Project Title: The effects of social isolation on compulsive-like behavior in a non-induced mouse model of OCD
Award Year: GY6

 
 
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Molly Fisher
Faculty Mentor: Vaughn Seed
Project Title: Effects of temperature on shedding rates of Trichobilharzia alaskensis
Award Year: GY6

 
 
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David Harvey
Faculty Mentor: Jessica Larsen
Project Title: Ash characteristics and health impacts of the Pavlof eruption in Nelson Lagoon
Award Year: GY6

 
 
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Olivia Hobgood
Faculty Mentor: Nina Hanson
Project Title: Surveillance for and characterization of Leptospirosis in Alaskan caribou and reindeer
Award Year: GY6

 
 
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Jennie Humphrey
Faculty Mentor: Devin Drown
Project Title: Food security and sovereignty in Klukwan, Alaska
Award Year: GY6

 
 
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Noah Khalsa
Faculty Mentor: Amanda Kelley
Project Title: Spring 2019: Environmental Conditions as Drivers of Fish Abundance and Distribution in the Coastal Arctic; Fall 2019: Using western blotting to quantify the expression of carbonic anhydrase and heat shock proteins 70 & 90 in clams raised in ocean acidification levels
Award Year: GY6

 
 
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Hayley Lekanof
Faculty Mentor: Andrew Cyr
Project Title: Do Antarctic fish draw from their glycogen reserves when warm-acclimated?
Award Year: GY6

 
 
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Shayle Lilabon
Faculty Mentor: Carie Green
Project Title: Effects of temperature on shedding rates of Trichobilharzia alaskensis (swimmer's itch)
Award Year: GY6

 
 
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Brianna Lu
Faculty Mentor: Abel Bult-Ito
Project Title: Effects of Alaska Botanicals (specifically Bog Blueberries and Low Bush Cranberries) as more of a naturopathic therapy for Parkinson's Disease expressed in C. Elegans and Mice
Award Year: GY6

 
 
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Shayna Matson
Faculty Mentor: Devin Drown
Project Title: Immunology and vaccine development
Award Year: GY6

 
 
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Shelby McCahon
Faculty Mentor: Anusha Shanker
Project Title: Different methods for measuring plasma protein concentration produce different results: a study comparing the Bradford assay and refractometry in three Alaska species (M. Lian, Su2019) Effects of Photoperiod and Dopamine Disruption on Sleep and Mass Gain (Sp2019, Su2019); TBA (Fall 2019)
Award Year: GY6

 
 
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Casey McMillan
Faculty Mentor: Abel Bult-Ito
Project Title: Grooming behavior in a non-induced mouse model of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Award Year: GY6

 
 
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Daphne Mueller
Faculty Mentor: Linda Nicholas-Figueroa
Project Title: Omega-3 Intake in Alaska Native Diet and Type 2 Diabetes/Arctic Microbes: Tracking Population Changes with a Warming Climate Baseline Study
Award Year: GY6

 
 
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Ava Parrish
Faculty Mentor: Joanne Healy
Project Title: Social Scaffolding Between Milo the Robot and Individuals with ASD
Award Year: GY6

 
 
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Jonilee Polanco
Faculty Mentor: Andrej Podlutsky
Project Title: Phytoremediation of Diesel- Contaminated Soils in a Rural Alaskan Community
Award Year: GY6

 
 
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Michelle Quillin
Faculty Mentor: Lorrie Rea
Project Title: Do adult female northern fur seal's dietary preferences correlate to their total mercury burden? (AY18-19, Su2019)
Award Year: GY6

 
 
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Cheyenna Schafer
Faculty Mentor: Diane O'Brien
Project Title: Nutrition and Traditional Food Use in Rural Alaska
Award Year: GY6

 
 
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Garrett Taylor
Faculty Mentor: TBD
Project Title: Arctic microbes & climate change
Award Year: GY6

 
 
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Shelly Thao
Faculty Mentor: Meagan Weltzin
Project Title: Rabies Virus glycorprotein peptide and neuronal nicotinic receptors
Award Year: GY6

 
 
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Tony Thompson
Faculty Mentor: Nina Hanson
Project Title: PCR surveillance for Leptospira in red-backed vole kidneys in Fairbanks, Alaska
Award Year: GY6

 
 
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Samantha Wade
Faculty Mentor: Mary Beth Leigh
Project Title: Sequencing the genome of an oil-degrading bacterium from the Arctic Ocean
Award Year: GY6

 

Past Scholars