BLaST RAMPs

Meet the BLaST RAMPs

(Research Advising & Mentoring Professionals)

 
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Lori Gildehaus, M.S. - Lead RAMP
Email: lagildehaus@alaska.edu
Phone: 907.474.5788
Office: 184A Arctic Health Research Building, UAF (University of Alaska Fairbanks)
Teaching Interests:Teacher's assistant for Comparative Anatomy and Human Anatomy and Physiology; tutor (individual and group) for chemistry, calculus and biology. Research Interests: Investigating wildlife diseases and impacts on human populations, emerging infectious diseases. Techniques: PCR, RT-PCR, RNA and DNA extraction, ELISA.

 
 
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Ellen Chenoweth, B.A., Ph.D. (Fisheries)
Email: emchenoweth@alaska.edu
Phone: 907.747.7791
Office: Sitka 112, UAS (University of Alaska Southeast)
Teaching Interests:  Bridging H.S. to early college biology and applied mathematics, introductory One-Health independent research, science communication, scientific writing.
Research Interests:  Marine mammal fishery interactions; diet, optimal foraging, prey selection and energetics; salmon aquaculture economics.
Techniques: Process modeling, stochastic modeling (regression), R, stable isotopes, bio-logging tags.  
Personal Interests:  Sea kayaking and camping, astronomy, softball (3rd base!).

 
 
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Christine Smith, Ph.D.
Email: smith_christine@fortlewis.edu
Phone: 970-852-5190
Office: 1000 Rim Drive, Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO 81301
 
 
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Kaitlyn Haskie, M.S.
Email: khaskie@dinecollege.edu
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Phone:
Office: 1 Circle Drive, Dine College, Tsaile, AZ 86556
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Natalia Podlutskaya, MSc
Email: npodlutskaya@alaska.edu
Phone: 907.474.5799
Office: 185 Arctic Health Research Building, UAF
Teaching Interests: Mentoring grad and undergrad students in the Lab environment.
Research Interests: Studying genome stability and mechanisms of DNA repair, and Biology of Cancer and Aging.
Techniques: Cell Culture, Cell Cytotoxicity assays, DNA and RNA extraction, and Comet Assay.
Personal Interests: Hiking, traveling, and berry picking.

 
 
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Emily Sousa, M.S.
Email: eesousa@alaska.edu
Phone: 907.474.5799
Office: 185 Arctic Health Research Building, UAF
Teaching Interests: Enjoy teaching, mentoring, and working with students, particularly when the classroom is outdoors.
Research Interests: Environmental responses to climate change, relationships between geomorphic factors and vegetation growth, and landscape ecology.
Personal Interests: Botany technician, forester, environmental educator, dog musher, and naturalist.

 
 
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Theresa Vertigan, M.S.
Email: tvertigan@alaska.edu
Phone: 907.474.5799
Office: 185 Arctic Health Research Building, UAF
Teaching Interests: Teaching assistant for introductory chemistry, tutor for introductory and organic chemistry.
Research Interests: Effects of disease or toxicants on molecular and cellular processes, in vitro model systems, analytical assay development.
Techniques: Cell culture, immunoassays (ELISA, western blot), protein assays, affinity chromatography, proteomics, HPLC, mass spectrometry.
Personal Interests: Traveling, hiking, skiing, and photography.