2006-2007 Awards

Alaska EPSCoR 2006/07 Graduate Fellowship -- Cold Regions
Bai, FeiFeiEffects of Frozen Ground on Site Response using Seismic Recorded Data from a Downhole Array.UAAHelen Liu$22,000
Bray, Matthew Cryogenically Controlled Creep Behavior of Ice-Rich Permafrost.UAFYuri Shur$22,000
Duvoy, PaulEffects of Forest Fires on Suspended Load in Streams in Interior Alaska .UAFHoracio Toniolo$11,000
Kim, Koui2-D finite element model of coupled processes including the effect of water table and freeze - thaw cycle at the free-field area.UAFScott Huang$22,000
Li, HuiDetermination of Acoustic and Dynamic Properties of Frozen Soil using Ultrasonic Computerized Tomography (USCT).UAFGang Chen$22,000
Sahoo, BhaskarCoupled Heat and moisture transport modelling of road beds in cold regions .UAFD. Misra / R. Daanen$22,000
Xu, JianfengTheoretical and experimental analysis of two-phase thermosyphons and air convection embankments for arctic applications.UAFDouglas Goering$22,000
Alaska EPSCoR 2006/07 Graduate Fellowship -- Integrative Physiology
Brennan, April Circadian rhythm influences on metabolism in the Northern Red-backed vole, Clethrionomys rutilus.UAAA. Bult-Ito / J. Burns / B. Barnes / I. van Tets$11,000
Wan, Haiting Daily Mouse Plasma Leptin and Ghrelin Rhythms Under Scheduled Feeding UAFAbel Bult-Ito $11,000
Fridinger, RobertActive season changes in resting metabolic rate and foraging behavior in arctic ground squirrels. FITC KodiakL. Buck / B. Barnes$22,000
Greene, Dana The Neurophysiology of Thermoregulatory Nest-Building Behavior in Mice Bidirectionally Selected for Nest-Building Behavior.UAFAbel Bult-Ito $22,000
Jinka, Tulasi Central Nervous System Reulation of Metabolic Suppression in Hibernation. UAFKelly Drew$22,000
Lestyk, Keri Ontogeny of muscle development in Hooded (Cystophora cristata) and Harp (Phoca groenlandica) seals: Implications for the terrestrial postweaning fast.UAAJ. Burns / D. Pfeiffer / Freistroffer$22,000
Morgan, Tawna Hormonal regulation of alternative reproductive strategies.UAFSasha Kitaysky$22,000
Prewitt, Jill Examining the effect of diet, body condition, and season on the muscle biochemistry and histology of harbor seals (phocavitulina).UAAJ. Burns / D. Pfeiffer / D. Freistroffer$22,000
Robinson, David Post-translational modifications of histone H2A during double-strand break repair in S. Cerevisiae.UAAJocelyn Krebs$22,000
Sears, Justine Effects of nutritional stress on stable isotope signatures in seabirds.UAFSasha Kitaysky$22,000
Urschel, MatthewThe Role of Nitric Oxide in the Regulation of Mitochondrial Biogenesis in the Cardiac Tissue of Three Species of Antarctic Fish.UAFKristin O'Brien$22,000
Warner, JimAdaptations to Hibernation: Phenotypic Plasticity of N-Methyl-D-Aspartate Receptors .UAFBarbara Taylor$22,000
Williams, CoryThe effect of nutritional status on lipid metabolism in a monogastric predator: Implications for diet assessment using quantitative fatty acid signature analysis (QFASA).UAFLoren Buck$22,000
Alaska EPSCoR 2006/07 Graduate Fellowship -- Population Genetics
Beecher, JessicaWhich species hybridized to form the allopolyplod Alaskan Arabidopsis lyrata? .UAFDiana Wolf$22,000
Bulgarella, Mariana Population Genetics of Hemoglobin Evolution in Crested Ducks (Lophonetta speculariodes) .UAFKevin McCracken$22,000
Timling, Ina Identification of cold adapted fungi in Arctic tundra ecosystems.UAFLee Taylor$22,000
Alaska EPSCoR 2006/07 Undergraduate Research Fellowships
Guritz, RodneyPersistent Organic Pollutants in Boreal Forest Leaf Litter.UAFCatherine Cahill$3,000
Herrington, Tammy Seasonal changes in the body condition and field metabolic rate of a free-living, non-hibernation rodent in costal Alaskan taiga.UAFIan van Tets$3,000
Malick, Willow Effects of environment and season on a non-hibernating high latitude rodent, the Northern Red-backed vole (C.rutilus).UAAJocelyn Krebs$3,000
Orion, Rev The Impact of Inbreeding Depression on the Self-compatible and Outcrossing Species of Arabidopsis lyrataUAFDiana Wolf$3,000
Smith, Lisa Identification of Proteins Involved in Mitochondrial Translocation of Yeast Flavohemoglobin in Saccharomyces cerevisiae.UAFKristin O'Brien$3,000
Whitmore, Christina Plagioclase Crystallization at One Atmosphere and High Temperatures in Aleutian Andesites.UAFJessica Larson$3,000
Wright, Grant In Vitro Monitoring of Glutamate in Brain Slice Preparations of Arctic Ground Squirrels UAFB. Rasley / K. Drew$3,000
Alaska EPSCoR Summer 2007 Undergraduate Research Fellowships
Bonham, JosieSequencing Mitochondrial DNA of Unknown Mammals from CambodiaUAFLink Olson$5,000
Connaker, KevinThe Occurrence and Speciation of Iron and Associated Potentially Toxic Metals in Groundwater of Anchorage, AK: A Focus on Private Drinking Water WellsUAALeeAnn Munk$5,000
Fleshman, BrandiAn Update to the Spider Fauna of AlaskaUAFDerek Sikes$5,000
Houghton, KellyInfluence of Exercise on Behavioral ThermoregulationUAFAbel Bult-Ito$5,000
Jeannet, M. Alyssa 15N as a Proxy for Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid Intake: A Study of How Diet Affects Expression of Obesity Genes in Yup'ik EskimosUAFDiane O'Brien/ Bert Boyer$5,000
Lloyd, TonyaCharacterization of Frozen Soils Hydraulic Properties Using Ground Penetrating RadarUAFDebasmita Misra$5,000
Michael, KarenCarbon and Nitrogen Leaching from Wetland Soil Profiles in Southeast AlaskaUASEran Hood$5,000
Schultz, ArthurMolecular and Morphological Diversity of Stylaster Corals in AlaskaUAASergei Drovetski$5,000
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