2010-2011 Alaska Heart Institute Fellowships

Quinlan1Brian Quinlan (BS Biological Sciences)
"Dynamics of the Gut Microbial Community of Juvenile Arctic Ground Squirrel"
Faculty Mentor:  Khrys Duddleston, Biological Sciences

Schwartz1Jessica Schwartz (BS Biological Sciences)
"COMMD1 Action in Hepatocellular Copper Export"
Faculty Mentor:   Jason Burkhead, Biological Sciences

2009-10 Alaska Heart Institute Fellowships

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

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

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

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

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

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



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




Alex Bonnecaze Alex Bonnecaze (BS Biology)
"The Role of Leucine and BCAAs in Regulating Protein Synthesis in Myotubes"
Faculty Mentor: Tim Hinterberger, WWAMI
Abstract  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 ThomasTrevor Ray Thomas (BS Biology)
"Role of Williams Syndrome Transcription Factor in Xenopus laevis"
Faculty Mentor: Jocelyn Krebs, Biological Sciences
Abstract  Proposal 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
Abstract   Proposal




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




Mindy_Graham_web120Mindy Graham
(BS Chemistry)
"Panton-Valentine leukocidin expression in community associated methicillin resistant Staphyloccocus aureus from rural Alaska"
Faculty Mentor: John Kennish, Chemistry
Abstract  Proposal




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