Undergraduate Research Experience

University of Alaska Fairbanks

 
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Forshaw, DaeLee
Degree:
BS Biology
Project Title: Prenatal Care Perspectives
Mentor: Drew, Elaine
URE Award: 2021-2022

 
 
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Reese, Meghan
Degree:
BS Biological Sciences
Project Title: DNA Repair in Ovarian Cancer Cell Lines
Mentor: Podlutsky, Andrej
URE Award: 2021-2022

 
 
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Dickey, Waladi
Degree:
BS Biology
Project Title: The effect of hydrogen sulfide on glucose transporter gene expression
Mentor: Baliei, Alireza
URE Award: Spring 2022

 
 
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Reece, Kristen
Degree:
Allied Health
Project Title: Climate adaptation in Yukon River fisheries: A robust alternative approach to assess salmon run sizing using environmental DNA
Mentor: Lopez, J. Andres
URE Award: Spring 2022

 
 
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Shavlik, Matthew
Degree:
BS Wildlife Biology and Conservation
Project Title: Using Phylogenomics and Museum-Studies to Elucidate Speciation in the Vitis arizonica Complex
Mentor: Ickert-Bond, Stefanie
URE Award: Spring 2022

 

University of Alaska Southeast

 
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Harl, Matthew
Degree:
BS Marine Biology
Project Title: Auke Lake water conditions and its effect on local salmon populations
Mentor: Tallmon, David
URE Award: 2021-2022

 
 
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Kite, Sarah
Degree:
BS Marine Biology
Project Title: Determination of Microplastic pollution in Blue mussels (Mytilus edulis) in Juneau Alaska
Mentor: Meister, Konrad
URE Award: 2021-2022

 
 
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Tymrak, Louise
Degree:
BS Biology
Project Title: Does arrival timing and spawning location affect spawning success of pink salmon?
Mentor: Tallmon, David
URE Award: 2021-2022

 
 
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Williams, Kenedy
Degree:
BS Marine Biology
Project Title: Behavior and physiological impacts on intertidal predator-prey relationships
Mentor: Schram, Julie
URE Award: Spring 2022

 

Fort Lewis College

 
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Anderson, Ethan
Degree:
BS Biology
Project Title: Validation of the lung-on-a-chip model using non-small cell lung cancer
Mentor: Blake, David
URE Award: 2021-2022

 
 
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Atencio, Nicole
Degree:
BS Biochemistry
Project Title: Synthesis of substrates involved in the polyaminebiosynthetic pathway of human gutmicrobiota/Characterization of the human gutmicrobial spermidine biosynthetic pathway
Mentor: Miller, Kenny
URE Award: 2021-2022

 
 
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Leary, Emma
Degree:
BS Cellular and Molecular Biology
Project Title: Effectiveness of Diarylmethanes to Inhibit Leishmania Infection and Amastigote Formation
Mentor: Blake, David
URE Award: 2021-2022

 
 
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McKinley, Megan
Degree:
BS Cellular and Molecular Biology
Project Title: Gene expression and Mutant Analysis to Understand Drought Resistance in Arabidopsis suecica
Mentor:
Carlson, Keisha
URE Award:
2021-2022

 
 
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Shoemaker, Madeline
Degree:
BS Biochemistry
Project Title: Structural and functional characterization ofcarboxyspermidine dehydrogenase
Mentor: McFarlane, Jeffrey
URE Award: 2021-2022

 
 
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Bruce, Braxton
Degree:
BS Biology
Project Title: Determination of Total Iron, in Acid Mine Drainage sediment samples
Mentor: Lee, Joslynn
URE Award: Spring 2022

 
 
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Gabriel, Kristina
Degree:
BS Biology
Project Title: Investigation the role of the ERF104 gene in stress intolerance in model plant Arabidopsis suecica using CRISPR
Mentor: Carlson, Keisha
URE Award: Spring 2022

 
 
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Martinez, Phyllis
Degree:
BS Cellular and Molecular Biology
Project Title: An investigation of Pseudomonas aeruginosa Specific Bacteriophage Isolation and Analysis in the Treatment of different Strains of Antibiotic Resistant P. aeruginosa
Mentor: Kulesza, Caroline
URE Award: Spring 2022

 
 
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Speece, Cody
Degree:
BS Biology
Project Title: Antibiotic Resistance of E.coli in the Animas River
Mentor: Kulesza, Caroline
URE Award: Spring 2022

 
 
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Tapia, Jamie
Degree:
BS Cellular and Molecular Biology
Project Title: Assessing the Dynamics of Antimicrobial Resistance in Aquaculture
Mentor: Kulesza, Caroline
URE Award: Spring 2022

 

Ilisagvik College

 
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Weech, Emily
Degree:
Liberal Arts
Project Title: Pathogenic bacteria may emerge with warming arctic tundra: A concern for human health
Mentor: Nicholas-Figueroa, Linda
URE Award: Spring 2022

 

Past UREs.