Undergraduate Research Experience

University of Alaska Fairbanks

 
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Griffith, Bryant
Degree:
BS Biological Sciences
Project Title: Sleep-related Hypermotor Epilepsy
Mentor: Weltzin, Maegan
URE Award: Academic Year 2020-2021

 
 
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Kardash, Anna
Degree:
BS Biological Sciences & Chemistry
Project Title: Characterization of antibiotics produced by subarctic soil bacteria using High Pressure Liquid Chromatography
Mentor: Drown, Devin
URE Award: Academic Year 2020-2021

 
 
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McKay, James
Degree:
BS Biological Sciences
Project Title: Computational modeling of wild-type and sleep related Hyper Motor Epilepsy associated nicotinic acetylcholine receptors
Mentor: Weltzin, Maegan
URE Award: Academic Year 2020-2021

 
 
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O'Donoghue, Tristan
Degree:
BS Biological Sciences
Project Title: Gene specific DNA repair: HeLa and HDFa
Mentor: Podlutsky, Andrej
URE Award: Academic Year 2020-2021

 
 
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Robine, Sage
Degree:
BS Biological Sciences
Project Title: Involvement of sirtuins in regulating metabolism in threespine stickleback in response to temperature
Mentor: O'Brien, Kristin
URE Award: Academic Year 2020-2021

 
 
 

Reese, Meghan
Degree:
BS Biology and Wildlife
Project Title: Studying DNA repair in ovarian cancer cell lines
Mentor: Podlutsky, Andrej
URE Award: Spring 2021

 

University of Alaska Southeast

 
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Eufemio, Rosemary
Degree:
BS Biology
Project Title: Investigating the presence and accumulation of microplastics in Littleneck Clams
Mentor: Meister, Konrad
URE Award: Academic Year 2020-2021

 
 
 

Ferrill, Jacob
Degree:
BS Biology
Project Title: Investigating Pestalotiopsis Microspora as a Degradation Method of Microplastics
Mentor: Meister, Konrad
URE Award: Spring 2021

 
 
 

Rauchenstein, Sarah
Degree:
BS Marine Biology
Project Title: Biomolecular Strategies of Intertidal Nudibranchs to survive freezing environments
Mentor: Meister, Konrad
URE Award: Spring 2021

 

Fort Lewis College

 
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Curtis, Jamie
Degree:
BS Biology
Project Title: The prevalence of MRSA and antibiotic-resistant E. coli in peridomestic and agricultural populations of deer mice
Mentor: Lehmer, Erin
URE Award: Academic Year 2020-2021

 
 
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Dodd, Joshua
Degree:
BS Biochemistry
Project Title: Spermidine biosynthesis by Bacteroides fragilis carboxyspermidine dehydrogenase
Mentor: McFarlane, Jeff
URE Award: Academic Year 2020-2021

 
 
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Frihauf, Hope
Degree:
BS Biological Sciences
Project Title: Anti-leishmanial Effects of Diarylmethane Compounds Derived from the Fungus Geosmithia langdonii on Visceral Leishmaniasis
Mentor: Blake, David
URE Award: Academic Year 2020-2021

 
 
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Glenn, Peyton
Degree:
BS Cellular and Molecular Biology
Project Title: Effects of Pinon Pine Sap on cell proliferation
Mentor:
Byrd, Sherell
URE Award:
Academic Year 2020-2021

 
 
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Holmes, Risa
Degree:
BS Biology
Project Title: Inhibition of Ascosphaera apis using caffeic acid derivatives
Mentor: Blake, David
URE Award: Academic Year 2020-2021

 
 
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Lee, Jessica
Degree:
BS Biology
Project Title: RNA-Protein interactions involved in persistence of Cytomegalovirus
Mentor: Kulesza, Caroline
URE Award: Academic Year 2020-2021

 
 
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Prendergast, Connor
Degree:
BS Cellular and Molecular Biology
Project Title: NIL-16 and HDAC3 cell cycle regulation in hippocampal and cerebellar neurons
Mentor: Fenster, Steven
URE Award: Academic Year 2020-2021

 
 
 

Gordon, Sydney
Degree:
BS  Biology
Project Title: Expression of Potential Iron-Regulated C.pseudotuberculosis Genes
Mentor: Kulesza, Caroline
URE Award: Spring 2021

 
 
 

Guerra, Isabelle
Degree:
BS  Biology
Project Title: The effect of cytokine treatment on macrophages during Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis infection
Mentor: Kulesza, Caroline
URE Award: Spring 2021

 
 
 

Lee, Jessica
Degree:
BS  Biology
Project Title: Metagenomic Analysis of Antibiotic Resistance Genes Established in Soil Bacteriophage Populations
Mentor: Kulesza, Caroline
URE Award: Spring 2021

 
 
 

Sanders-Vigil, Sierra
Degree:
BS Cellular and Molecular Biology
Project Title: Culturing Bacteriophages Effective Against CMNR Bacteria
Mentor: Kulesza, Caroline
URE Award: Spring 2021

 
 
 

Stahel, Cedric
Degree:
BS Cellular and Molecular Biology
Project Title: The effect of UL35 gene knockout in HCMV on immunegene expression in infected human cell lines
Mentor: Kulesza, Caroline
URE Award: Spring 2021

 

Alaska Pacific University

 
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Matsuoka, Toshio
Degree:
BS Environmental Public Health
Project Title: Vegetation change in the central Brooks Range: Relevance to Caribou and Dall’s Sheep subsistence resources
Mentor: Dial, Roman
URE Award: Academic Year 2020-2021

 

Past UREs.