2005-2006 Awards

Alaska EPSCoR 2005/06 2 Year Graduate Fellowships - Population Geneteics
Awardee
Campus
Sponsor
Amount
Brown, Kathryn UAF Sergei Drovetski $44,000
Hopkins, Sarah UAF Lee Taylor $44,000
Humphries, Elizabeth UAF Lee Taylor $44,000
Imeh-Nathaniel, Adebobola UAF Diana Wolf $33,000
Stone, James UAF Matthew Olson $44,000
Alaska EPSCoR 2005/06 1 Year Graduate Fellowships -- Population Geneteics
Awardee
Project
Campus
Sponsor
Amount
Carroll, Amy Breen Population Genetic Patterns of Candidate Genes for Seasonal Dormancy in Balsam Poplar. UAF Matthew Olson $22,000
Garvin, Michael Molecular Genetics of Chum Salmon (Oncorhynchus keta) Populations. UAS Anthony Garrett $22,000
Lanier, Hayley Partner choice in the legume-rhizobia mutualism at high latitudes. UAF Link Olson $22,000
Timling, Ina Identification of Cold Adapted Fungi in Arctic Tundra Ecosystems. UAF Lee Taylor $22,000
Alaska EPSCoR 2005/06 Graduate Fellowships -- Integrative Physiology
Awardee
Project
Campus
Sponsor
Amount
Brennan, April Regulating intake of energy on two levels: selection of food and abundance of glucose transporters across season in the red-backed vole, Cleithrionomys rutilus. UAA A. Bult-Ito / J. Burns / B.Barnes / I.van Tets / D. Spalinger $22,000
Crater, Annie Seasonal Changes in the Rumen Microbial Ecology of an Arctic Grazer . UAF P. Barboza / E. Rexstad / Robert Foster $22,000
Dempsey, Thomas Mitigation of nutritional stress in arctic seabirds: effects of melatonin and corcosteroid-binding on adrenal function. UAF Alex Kitaysky $22,000
Lodge, Keri Lestyk Inter-and intra-specific variation in muscle development in Hooded (Cystophora cristata) and Harp (Phoca groenlandica) seal pups during the postweaning fast. UAA Jennifer Burns $22,000
Sformo, Todd Anti-freeze Proteins and Related Adaptations in Overwintering Insects from Alaska . UAF B. Barnes / J. Duman $22,000
Shultz, Michael Do plasma binding proteins buffer Black-legged Kittiwakes against environmental stress during reproduction?. UAF Alex Kitaysky $22,000
Stevenson, Kalb Winter Breeding and the Reproductive Challenges Faced by Non-Hibernating Alaskan Redbacked Voles (Clethrionomys rutilus). UAA J. Burns / D. Pfeiffer / I. Van Tets / B. Barnes / Abel Bult-Ito $22,000
Tavernier, Ronald Immunocytochemistry of the Superchiasmatic Nucleus of Rhythmic and Non-rhythmic Northern Red-Backed Voles (Clethrionomys rutilus). UAF Abel Bult-Ito $22,000
Williams, Cory The effect of dietary lipid concentration on fatty acid signatures of tufted puffins. UAF Loren Buck $22,000
Yeganeh, Ataian Histone Modifications in Multiple DNA Repair Pathways. UAF Jocelyn Krebs $22,000
Zhao, Huiwen NMDA receptors and neuroprotection in hibernating Arctic ground squirrels. UAF Kelly Drew $22,000
Alaska EPSCoR 2005/06 Graduate Fellowships -- Cold Regions
Awardee
Project
Campus
Sponsor Amount
Bai, FeiFei Simulation Study of Bearing Capacity of Floating Ice and Its Application in Analysis of Ice-Structure Interaction. UAA Helen Liu $22,000
Bray, Matthew Rheological Behavior of Ice-rich Syngenetic and Intermediate Layer Permafrost . UAA Yuri Shur $22,000
Kim, Koui 2-D Analytical modeling for pipe - permafrost interaction . UAF Scott Huang $22,000
Li, Hui Determination of Frozen Ground and Permafrost Characteristics using Cross-hole Sonic Scanning. UAF Gang Chen $22,000
Xu, Jianfeng Theoretical and experimental analysis of two-phase thermosyphons for arctic applications. UAF Douglas Goering $22,000
Zhu, Deju Study of Nonlinear Properties of Frozen Alaska Soil and Interaction Effects between Frozen Ground and Structures. UAA Z.Yang / L. Raad $22,000
Alaska EPSCoR 2006 Young Investigator First Awards
Awardee
Project
Campus
Amount
Vadim Federov Impact of Quarternary environmental change on genetic diversity of mammals in Beringia UAF $50,000
E. Lance Howe Household strategies to mitigate risk and smooth consumption in isolated economies: resiliency in the face of income, health and environmental shocks UAA $49,832
Debasmita Misra Water, energy and vegetation dynamics in non-sorted circle ecosystems UAF $49,785
Kristin O'Brien The mitochondrion as a temperature sensor: Molecular mechanisms regulating cold-induced mitochondrial biogenesis in the oxidative muscle of Gasterosteus aculeatus UAF $50,000
Sanjay Pyare BiogeoInformatix: a portal that integrates biological, geospatial and local-knowledge databases in GIS to model and monitor species distributions UAS $48,667
Renate Wackerbauer Transient spatiotemporal chaos in the presence of noise and nonlocal coupling UAS $49,851
Diana Wolf Molecular population genetics of self-incompatibility breakdown in Alaskan Arabidopsis lyrata UAF $50,000
Alaska EPSCoR Spring 2006 Undergraduate Research Fellowship
Awardee
Project
Campus
Sponsor
Amount
Jessica Beecher Is Alaskan Arabidopsis lyrata an allopolyploid or an autopolyploid? UAF Diana Wolf $1,500
Brian Doyle The effects of eyestalk ablation on circulating ecdysteroids in adult female Dungeness Crab, Cancer magiste UAF Sherry Tamone $1,500
Hope Gray Partner choice in the legume-rhizobia mutualism at high latitudes UAA Lee Taylor $1,500
Irina Mueller Identification of proteins involved in mitochondrial morphology UAS Kristin O'Brien $1,472
Rev Orion The effect of conflict on seed size UAS Diana Wolf $1,240
Alaska EPSCoR Summer 2006 Undergraduate Research Fellowships
Awardee
Project
Camous
Sponsor
Amount
Alexander, Kelsey Modulation of metabolism by H2S UAF M. Harris/B.Taylor $4,500
Alexander, Kelsey Primer development for DNA sequencing populations of Allopolyploid Alaskan Arabidopsis lyrata UAF Diana Wolf $2,500
Engler, Summer Maintenance of copper homeostasis: Effects of Cup1p overexpression Mac1p-dependent gene expression and survival of S. cerevisiae UAA Jocelyn Krebs $5,000
Flynn, Peter Contributions of Lemon Glacier to stream flow in the Lemon Creek watershed, Juneau, Alaska UAS Eran Hood $5,000
Hughes-Skandijs, Kirsa Summer settlement distribution and abundance of juvenile Dungeness crab in Berners Bay UAS Ginny Eckert $5,000
Prokudin, Maxim Earthquake and avalanches in Alaska - Any connection between them? UAA Zhaohui Yang $5,000
Smith, Lisa Identification of proteins involved in mitochondrial translocation of Yeast flavohemoglobin in Saccharomyces cerevisiae UAF Kristin O'Brien $5,000
Swensgard, Nicole Extraction methodologies for fecal DNA from Sitka black-tailed deer UAF Kris Hundertmark $5,000
Wilkinson, Michael Do stable isotope signatures detect age-related dietary differences in a Yup'ik population? UAF Diane O'Brien $4,500
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