BLaST

Current BLaST Undergraduate Research Experience (URE) Students

Benjamin Boswell

Affiliation: University of Alaska Fairbanks
Project Title: Protein expression in Arctic Ground Squirrels to produce thermogenesis
Mentor: Scott Oliver


Brandaise Callahan

Affiliation: University of Alaska Fairbanks
Project Title: Comparative analysis of Alaskan wild bog blueberries and anthocyanin in the mitigation of type II diabetes
Mentor: Aline Collin


Craig Chythlook

Affiliation: University of Alaska Fairbanks
Project Title: Rural Water Development
Mentor: Barbara Johnson


Annaliese Enderle

Affiliation: University of Alaska Fairbanks
Project Title: Birch Sap and Birch Pollen Protein Analysis
Mentor: Tynan Becker


Orlin Gologergen

Affiliation: University of Alaska Southeast
Project Title: Sea otter foraging behavior in Southeast Alaska
Mentor: Lauren Wild


Courtney Hill

Affiliation: University of Alaska Fairbanks
Project Title: Validation of Reflection Spectroscopy as a Biomarker for Fruit and Vegetable Intake in a Yup'ik Community
Mentor: Andrea Bersamin


Mackenzie Jenkins

Affiliation: University of Alaska Fairbanks
Project Title: Neurochemical pathways involved in A1 Adenosine Receptor agonist-induced hibernation in the Arctic Ground Squirrel
Mentor: Carla Frare


Kaylee Ladd

Affiliation: University of Alaska Fairbanks
Project Title: Liver Health Study and Meal Replacement Study
Mentor: Sheri Coker


Sophia Macander

Affiliation: University of Alaska Fairbanks
Project Title: Quantifying Endocrine Molecules Irisin, Leptin, and Adiponectin using ELISA’s in Arctic Ground Squirrels during the Hibernation Cycle
Mentor: Scott Oliver


Annie Masterman

Affiliation: University of Alaska Southeast 
Project Title: Health of humpback whales in Prince William Sound using Stable Isotope Analysis
Mentor: Lauren Wild


Daniel McCoy

Affiliation: University of Alaska Fairbanks
Project Title: Gene-specific DNA repair
Mentor: Andrej Podlutsky


James McKay

Affiliation: University of Alaska Fairbanks
Project Title: An Examination of a Nocturnal Frontal Lobe Epilepsy Mutation in Subtypes of Neuronal Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptors.
Mentor: Maegan Weltzin


Shelly Thao

Affiliation: University of Alaska Fairbanks
Project Title: Acetylcholine receptors response to rabies virus glycoprotein
Mentor: Maegan Weltzin