Students

2022 - 2023 Graduate Research Assistants

Name

Project Title

Length of Award

Campus 

Faculty Mentor

Heidi McKee

Culturing Gut Microbes: Toward Understanding Beneficial Host-Microbe Interactions

One year award

UAA

Duddleston

Zoey Grenier

Copper stress in cells initiates compensatory alterations to zinc handling machinery

One year award

UAA

Burkhead

Harold Gridley 

Assessing the Role of T-type CA2+ Channels in the Anoxia-Tolerant Turtle Heart

One year award

UAA

Stecyk

Jessica Johnson

Estimating the Trophic Position of Humans Using Amino Acid Nitrogen Isotope Ratios

One year award

UAF

O'Brien, D.

Sarah Suarez

Epilepsy Associated Mutation Disrupts VILIP-1 Driven Modulation in α4β2 nAChRs

Two year award

UAF

Weltzin

Brittany O'Brien

Development of rabies viral glycoprotein derived peptides for nicotinic acetylcholine receptor subtype targeting

One year award

UAF

Weltzin

Elizabeth Parry

The Development and Validation of a One Health Food Insecurity Vulnerability Index (FIVI)

Two year award

UAF

Bersamin

Isaac Van Flein

Elucidating role of α4β2 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor in OCD & ASD

One year award

UAF

Bult-Ito

Laura Weingartner

The influence of wildfire smoke on the phenolic compounds of a wild Alaskan berry

One year award

UAF

Mulder

Summer 2022 Undergraduate Research Assistants

Name

Project Title

Campus

Faculty Mentor

Danielle Wrenn

Portable Antibiotic Resistance Toolbox

UAF

Drown

Mallory Presler

Effects of Exercise and Cold Exposure on the Proportion of Contractile Fiber Types and Muscle Fiber Size of Rat Soleus Muscle

UAF

O'Brien, K.

Pierce Brooks

Potential Anticancer Properties of Various Platinum (IV) 2-phenylpyridine Halogens

UAA

Howard

Corbin Flaming 

Gene Expression of Regulators of G-protein Signaling in the Heart and Brain of the Anoxia-tolerant Turtle Trachemys scripta

UAA

Stecyk

Jacob Ferrill

Contributions to Perfluorooctanoic Sulfonate (PFOS) and Perfluoroctanoic Acid (PFOA) Levels from Food Processing Procedures

UAS

Hoferkamp

Carmen Soto

An Investigation into Mercury Contamination in Juneau, AK from Legacy Gold Mining

UAS

Nagorski

Emily Vernon

Effects of Antifreeze Proteins on Lipid Membrane Stabilization for Cryopreservation Purposes

UAS

Meister

Charlotte Springer

Analysis of Heavy Metal Contents of Armhook Squid, Berryteuthis magister

UAS

Navarro

Yeraldy Olivero

Environmental DNA and Hydrography for Biological Community Surveys in SE Alaska

UAS

Navarro