BLaST

2018-2019 BLaST Graduate Mentoring Research Assistantships (GMRA)

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Tynan Becker

Affiliation: University of Alaska Fairbanks
Degree Program: PhD Biological Sciences
Project Title: Role of Cathepsins in Determining Immunodominance
PI: Thomas Kuhn


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Sheri Coker

Affiliation: University of Alaska Fairbanks
Degree Program: PhD Natural Resources and Sustainability
Project Title: The Influence of Organic, Wild Game versus Commercial Meat on Protein Synthesis in Humans
PI: Joshua Greenberg


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Aline Collin

Affiliation: University of Alaska Fairbanks
Degree Program: PhD Biochemistry
Project Title: Bridging The Gap Between In Vivo and In Vitro Research
PI: Thomas Kuhn


Carla Frare

Affiliation: University of Alaska Fairbanks
Degree Program: PhD Biochemistry and Neuroscience
Project Title: Brain mechanisms regulating the onset of hibernation
PI: Kelly Drew


Madison Kosma

Affiliations: University of Alaska Southeast; University of Alaska Fairbanks
Degree Program: MS Fisheries
Project Title: Using Stable Isotope Analysis to Determine the Contribution of Hatchery Salmon to Humpback Whale Diet
PI: Megan McPhee


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Yoko Kugo

Affiliation: University of Alaska Fairbanks
Degree Program: PhD Interdisciplinary Studies
Project Title: Iliamna Lake Yup'ik Geographic Knowledge and Local Well-being, Southwest Alaska
PI: Gary Holton


Marianne Lian

Affiliation: University of Alaska Fairbanks
Degree Program: PhD Interdisciplinary
Project Title: Assessment of adverse health outcomes in Steller sea lions (Eumetopias jubatus) associated with mercury
PI: Todd O'Hara


Lisa Smith

Affiliation: University of Alaska Fairbanks
Degree Program: PhD Biochemistry and Neuroscience
Project Title: Differentiated SH-SY5Y cells for the study of the role of PrPC in HIV gp120 induced neurodegeneration
PI: Thomas Kuhn


Sasha White

Affiliation: University of Alaska Fairbanks
Degree Program: MS Biological Sciences
Project Title: Omgea-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids and Type 2 Diabetes in Alaska Natives
PI: Andrej Podlutsky


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Lauren Wild

Affiliations: University of Alaska Southeast; University of Alaska Fairbanks
Degree Program: PhD Fisheries
Project Title: Diet and movement of male sperm whales in the Gulf of Alaska
PI: Franz Mueter


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Kimi Yatsushiro

Affiliation: University of Alaska Fairbanks
Degree Program: PhD Clinical-Community Psychology
Project Title: Examining Postpartum Depression Screening Behavior of Prenatal Care Providers
PI: Kendra Campbell



Past GMRAs

2017-2018
2016-2017
2015-2016