Alaska Heart Institute Fellowships

2011-12 Alaska Heart Institute Fellowships

Audrey Rutz (BS Biology)
"Role of Williams Syndrome Transcription Factor in Heart Development in Xenopus"
Faculty Mentor: Jocelyn Krebs, Biological Sciences
Audrey Rutz Proposal

Brady Salli (BS Biological Sciences)
"Parametric Photocues as a Synchronizer of Circadian Rhythms in an Arctic Hibernator"
Faculty Mentor: Loren Buck, Biological Sciences
Brady Salli Proposal

2010-11 Alaska Heart Institute Fellowships

Brian Quinlan

Brian Quinlan (BS Biological Sciences)
"Dynamics of the Gut Microbial Community of Juvenile Arctic Ground Squirrel"
Faculty Mentor:  Khrys Duddleston, Biological Sciences
Brian Quinlan Proposal

Jessica Schwartz

Jessica Schwartz (BS Biological Sciences)
"COMMD1 Action in Hepatocellular Copper Export"
Faculty Mentor:   Jason Burkhead, Biological Sciences
Jessica Schwartz Proposal

2009-10 Alaska Heart Institute Fellowships

Doug (John) Franklin (BS Engineering)
"Ultrasonic Gum Tissue Sounder"
Faculty Mentor:  Anthony Paris, Engineering
Doug (John) Franklin Proposal

Tessa Kara

Tessa Kara (BS Mechanical Engineering)
"Acceleration of the Head from Impacts During Soccer Heading"
Faculty Mentor:  Anthony Paris, Engineering
Tessa Kara Proposal

Mallory Givens (BA History)
"Developmental Changes in the Myosin Heavy Chain (MHC) Expression in Harp Seal"
Faculty Mentor:  Jennifer Burns, Biological Sciences
Mallory Givens Proposal

2008-09 Alaska Heart Institute Fellowships

Shira Wolfe (BS Natural Sciences)
"What Role Does Serine 122 of Histone H2A Serve in DNA Damage Repair Pathways?"
Faculty Mentor: Jocelyn Krebs, Biology
Shira Wolfe Proposal

Danielle Kusmider (BS Biological Sciences)
"Expression of MRF4 During Early Xenopus Development"
Faculty Mentor: Tim Hinterberger, WWAMI
Danielle Kusmider Proposal

Oksana Miller (BS Biological Sciences)
"Establishment of Nicotine and Cotinine Protocol Using Agilent LC-MS/MS; Determination of Vitamin D Levels in smokers and never-smokers"
Faculty Mentor: Cindy Knall, WWAMI
Oksana Miller Proposal

Cody Rall

Cody Rall (BS Biology)
"Copper Homeostasis: Histone Modification at the Cup1 Locus"
Faculty Mentor: Jocelyn Krebs, Biology
Cody Rall Proposal 

Nikki Skomp

Nicolette Skomp (BS Biology)
"Anaerobic and Aerobic Enzyme Activity in Harp and Hooded Seal Cardiac Tissue"
Faculty Mentor: Jennifer Burns, Biology
Nicolette Skomp Proposal

Alex Bonnecaze

Alex Bonnecaze (BS Biology)
"The Role of Leucine and BCAAs in Regulating Protein Synthesis in Myotubes"
Faculty Mentor: Tim Hinterberger, WWAMI
Alex Bonnecaze Proposal

Alaska Heart Institute Supplement Grant

Alex Bergeron (BSE, Mechanical Engineering)
"Spinal Rod Fatigue Testing and Analysis "
Faculty Mentor: Anthony Paris, Engineering

2007 - 2008 Alaska Heart Institute Fellowships

Trevor Thomas

Trevor Ray Thomas (BS Biology)
"Role of Williams Syndrome Transcription Factor in Xenopus laevis"
Faculty Mentor: Jocelyn Krebs, Biological Sciences
Trevor Ray Thomas Proposal
Trevor Ray Thomas Final Report

2006 - 2007 Alaska Heart Institute Fellowships

Steve Wolfe

Stephen Wolfe (BS Biology)
"Does a normobaric hypoxia sleep regimen affect work performance at high altitude?"
Faculty Mentor: C. Loren Buck, Biology
Stephen Wolfe Proposal

Nancy Bishop

Nancy Bishop (BS Biology)
"Myoglobin Concentrations and Acid Buffering Capacity in Seal Cardiac Tissue"
Faculty Mentor:  Jennifer Burns, Biology
Nancy Bishop Proposal 
Nancy Bishop Final Report

Mindy Graham

Mindy Graham (BS Chemistry)
"Panton-Valentine leukocidin expression in community associated methicillin resistant Staphyloccocus aureus from rural Alaska"
Faculty Mentor: John Kennish, Chemistry
Mindy Graham Proposal

Blaine Shillington

Blaine Shillington (BS Engineering)
"Construction and Validation of an In Vitro Exposure System"
Faculty Mentor: Cindy Knall, WWAMI
Blaine Shillington Proposal 
Blaine Shillington Final Report