Undergraduate Research Experience

University of Alaska Fairbanks

 
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Ariane Jasmine
Project Title: Quantifying Hypoxia-induced metabolites in Notothenia coriiceps
Mentor: Kristin O'Brien
URE Award: Spring 2020

 
 
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Megahn Reese
Project Title: Studying DNA Repair in Ovarian Cancer Cell Lines
Mentor: Andrej Podlutsky
URE Award: Spring 2020

 
 
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Alexandra Waldschmidt
Project Title: Relationship between the age of a geoduck clam and its toxicity level
Mentor: Ginny Eckert
URE Award: Spring 2020

 
 
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Sydney Asplund
Project Title: CAREER: A longitudinal study of emotional and behavioral processes of Environmental Identity Development among rural and non-rural Alaskan children
Mentor: Carrie Green
URE Award: Academic Year 2019/2020

 
 
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Sabrina Bishop
Project Title: Virally Infected Cells and DNA Repair
Mentor: Andrej Podlutsky
URE Award: Academic Year 2019/2020

 
 
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Kyle Callegari
Project Title: Influences of photoperiod on the gut microbiota of grass rats
Mentor: Cory Williams
URE Award: Academic Year 2019/2020

 
 
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Samantha Haines
Project Title: Transcriptomics of BCBL-1 Cell Line Following TPA Treatment
Mentor: Andrej Podlutsky
URE Award: Academic Year 2019/2020

 
 
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Amy Jenson
Project Title: A Mathematical Model of Vector-Borne Disease, Yellow Fever
Mentor: Megan Buzby
URE Award: Academic Year 2019/2020

 
 
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Sophia Macander
Project Title: Muscle Fiber Composition of Cold Temperature Exercised Rats using Immunostaining and Fluorescence
Mentor: Ryan Oliver
URE Award: Academic Year 2019/2020

 
 
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James McKay
Project Title: An Examination of a Nocturnal Frontal Lobe Epilepsy Mutation in Subtypes of of Neuronal Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptors.
Mentor: Maegan Weltzin
URE Award: Academic Year 2019/2020

 
 
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Gerald Montuya
Project Title: Optical imaging to monitor cerebral oxygenation in freely moving small animals
Mentor: Bahareh Barati
URE Award: Academic Year 2019/2020

 
 
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Tritan O'Donoghue
Project Title: Gene-specific DNA repair in Hela and HDFa cell lines using the V-comet protocol
Mentor: Andrej Podlutsky
URE Award: Academic Year 2019/2020

 
 
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Brian Zhang
Project Title: Associating Clam Recruitment with Adult Standing Stock in the Northern Gulf of Alaska
Mentor: Brenda Konar
URE Award: Academic Year 2019/2020

 

Alaska Pacific University

 
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Allen Dahl
Project Title: Tree and shrub-line change in the Brooks Range
Mentor: Roman Dial
URE Award: Academic Year 2019/2020

 
 
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Scout Donahue
Project Title: Treeline Change in the Brooks Range
Mentor:
Roman Dial
URE Award:
Academic Year 2019/2020

 
 
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Eliza Kurth
Project Title: Vegetation change in Alaska's Western Arctic
Mentor: Roman Dial
URE Award: Academic Year 2019/2020

 
 
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Kinkela Vicich
Project Title: Soil temperature, mycorrhizal association and tree nutrition as determinants of warming-induced changes in tree growth and abundance in arctic Alaska
Mentor: Roman Dial
URE Award: Academic Year 2019/2020

 
 
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Russell Wong
Project Title: Analyzing Trees and Shrubs in the Arctic
Mentor: Roman Dial
URE Award: Academic Year 2019/2020

 

University of Alaska Southeast

 
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Jacob Eberhardt
Project Title: Microplastic distribution on Southeast Alaskan glaciers
Mentor: Sonia Nagorski
URE Award: Spring 2020

 
 
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Molly Ekstrom
Project Title: Market Squid Statolith Ageing
Mentor: Michael Navarro
URE Award: Spring 2020

 
 
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Mari Fester
Project Title: Temporal and spatial expression of hsp70 in Northern spot shrimp (Pandalus platyceros) exposed to thermal stress.
Mentor: Sherry Tamone
URE Award: Spring 2020

 
 
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Tracy Pedersen
Project Title: Abundance and Implications of Microplastics found in Blue mussels in Juneau, Alaska
Mentor: Sherry Tamone
URE Award: Spring 2020

 
 
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Amy Jenson
Project Title: A Mathematical Model of Vector-Borne Disease, Yellow Fever
Mentor: Megan Buzbye
URE Award: Academic Year 2019/2020

 

Fort Lewis College

 
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Nicole Atencio
Project Title: Total Synthesis of Norjuliol and Diarylmethanes Exhibiting Anti-
Leishmanial Activity
Mentor: Kenny Miller
URE Award: Academic Year 2019/2020

 
 
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Andre Benally
Project Title: Developing New Treatments for Leishmaniasis
Mentor: Kenny Miller
URE Award: Academic Year 2019/2020

 
 
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Austin Cheney
Project Title: Synthesis and Efficacy of Anti-Leishmanial Compounds on Leishmania donovani
Mentor: David Blake
URE Award: Academic Year 2019/2020

 
 
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Camren Cordell
Project Title: Exploring the Genomic and Phenotypic differences between two accessions of Arabidopsis suecica (Sue1 and Sue16) to explain drought resistance
Mentor: Keisha Carlson
URE Award: Academic Year 2019/2020

 
 
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Robyn Hall
Project Title: Surveillance for White Nose Syndrome in Colorado Bat Populations
Mentor: Erin Lehmer
URE Award: Academic Year 2019/2020

 
 
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Cassidy Hawley
Project Title: The Efficacy of Quercetin as a Chemotherapeutic Agent in the Treatment of Melanoma
Mentor: Shere Byrd
URE Award: Academic Year 2019/2020

 
 
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Jessica Lee
Project Title: RaPID Analysis of RNA5.0 of Cytomegalovirus
Mentor: Caroline Kulesza
URE Award: Academic Year 2019/2020

 
 
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Kaleb Todd
Project Title: Polyamine Biosynthesis by Human Gut Microbes
Mentor: Jeffrey McFarlane
URE Award: Academic Year 2019/2020

 
 
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Janet Hobbs
Project Title: Novel Antileishmanial Compounds
Mentor: David Blake
URE Award: Spring 2020

 
 
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David Kozlowski
Project Title: The effects of quercetin on the TLR4/NFKB pathway in melanoma cells and their production of matrixmetalloproteinase 2
Mentor: Sherell Byrd
URE Award: Spring 2020

 
 
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Emily McWilliams
Project Title: Determining the Function of Alternative Splice Variants of the Piccolo Protein in Calcium-Mediated Insulin Secretion in Pancreatic Cells
Mentor: Steven Fenster
URE Award: Spring 2020

 

Salish Kootenai College

 
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Ashland Ahenakew-Wilson
Project Title: The Impact of Heavy Metals on Glucocerebrosidase Enzyme Activity and its Implications for Parkinson Disease
Mentor: Wendy Westbroek
URE Award: Academic Year 2019/2020

 
 
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Caitlyn Farris
Project Title: Hantavirus VLP immune response on human lung cells: a model for study
Mentor: Christina Rush
URE Award: Spring 2020

 

Dine College

 
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Lawanda Badoni
Project Title: Identifying Fungal Diversity among plants usied in Traditional Mediciene
Mentor: Dametra Skaltsas
URE Award: Spring 2020

 

Past UREs.