BLaST

Current BLaST Undergraduate Research Experience (URE) Students

Rachel Alexander

Affiliation: University of Alaska Fairbanks
Major: Biological Sciences
Project Title: DNA repair in Children with ALL
Mentor: Andrej Podlutsky


Louise Bishop

Affiliation: University of Alaska Fairbanks
Major: Biological Sciences, concentration in Evolution and Ecology
Project Title: Mercury levels and oxidative stress in Steller sea lions
Mentor: Marianne Lian


Richard Chen

Affiliation: University of Alaska Fairbanks
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Project Title: Functional Benefits of Weight Loss in the Elderly
Mentor: Robert Coker


Aaron Cook

Affiliation: University of Alaska Southeast - Sitka
Major: Associates in Fisheries Technology
Project Title: Determining the stable isotope signature range of juvenile salmon from Hidden Falls Hatchery
Mentors: Janice Straley; Madison Kosma


Kennedy Demboski

Affiliation: University of Alaska Fairbanks
Major: Biological Sciences, concentration in Cell and Molecular Biology
Project Title: UV-induced DNA repair in BCBL-1 cells
Mentor: Andrej Podlutsky


Annaliese Enderle

Affiliation: University of Alaska Fairbanks
Major: Biological Sciences
Project Title: Birch Sap Analysis Project
Mentors: Tynan Becker; Thomas Kuhn


Tracie Haan

Affiliation: University of Alaska Fairbanks
Major: Biological Sciences, concentration in Physiology
Project Title: Co-Selection of Heavy Metal and Antibiotic Resistance Genes in Boreal Forest Soil Microbes
Mentor: Devin Drown


JD Harwell

Affiliation: University of Alaska Fairbanks
Major: Biological Sciences, concentration in Cell and Molecular Biology; Chemistry, concentration in Biochemistry; Computer Engineering
Project Title: Enzyme Kinetics and Bioinformatics
Mentors: Tynan Becker; Thomas Kuhn


Hannah Starbuck

Affiliation: University of Alaska Fairbanks
Major: Biological Sciences
Project Title: Measuring stable isotope and trace elements of Pacific walrus
Mentors: Casey Clark; Nicole Misarti