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Projects Seeking Researchers

If you are interested in working on one of these projects please contact the faculty investigator.

Anthropology

Archaeology and Ethnography of the Alaska/ Yukon Borderlands
This project focuses on excavation of the Little John Paleoindian site near the AK/ Yukon border, with active involvement of the White River First Nation, Beaver Creek
David Yesner, Kristine Crossen, Rita Eagle

Geological Science

Archaeology and Ethnography of the Alaska/ Yukon Borderlands
This project focuses on excavation of the Little John Paleoindian site near the AK/ Yukon border, with active involvement of the White River First Nation, Beaver Creek
David Yesner, Kristine Crossen, Rita Eagle

Chemistry

Dynamics of Protein Hydrophobic Cores by Deuteron Solid-State NMR Spectroscopy
In the past decade it became clear that the shapes/structures of proteins are not static – these molecules “breathe” and their structures fluctuate. It turned out that this breathing has important consequences for specific function ...
Liliya Vugmeyster

Investigating the Anti-Inflammatory Properties of Devil's Club
Devil's club. Oplopanax horridus. has been widely used as a traditional medicine amongst the indigenous peoples of Alaska and British Columbia. The root bark and berries have been used both internally and externally to treat a variety of ailments, i ...
Charles Benson, Colin McGill

Iron-catalyzed Cross-Coupling Reactions
The ability to form C-C bonds is of paramount importance in organic synthesis. Currently, some of the best synthetic methods for forming C-C bonds use transition metal catalysts. The catalysts most often used employ palladium which is expensive, an ...
Marc Perry, Jessica Lazar

ISER

Medicare Patient Access to Primary
In this project we will assess Medicare beneficiaries access to primary care services provided by nurse practitioners; and collect costs and reimbursement data through survey and the analysis of secondary data. Our plan is to survey primary care *nur ...
Rosyland Frazier, Leigh Coppola

WWAMI

Neural expression of MRF4 in Xenopus laevis
Skeletal muscle embryonic development is regulated by many genes, including one called MRF4. In mammals, MRF4 is expressed only in myogenic cells, but in the frog Xenopus laevis, we have observed MRF4 expression in embryonic neural structures as well ...
Tim Hinterberger, Christy Strong, Jessica Cheatwood

Economics

Salmon Harvests in Arctic Communities: Local Institutions, Risk, and Resilience
Survival in many rural locales around the world depends upon the availability of subsistence resources. The local institutions-i.e., rules and norms-that facilitate effective use of these resources are subject to unprecedented challenges. This projec ...
James Murphy, Lance Howe, Chris Kolerok, Cristina Gaina, Uyuriukaraq Ulran

Biological Sciences

Interferon Responses in HIV Latency
Eric Bortz

Physiological Development in seals and sea lions
Research in my lab is designed to understand how the age and physiological status of juvenile marine mammals influences their diving and foraging capacities, and on how differences in rates of physiological development impact life history traits. I c ...
Jennifer Burns

“DANGER SIGNALS” INDUCED BY INTERFERON IN HUMAN TUMOR CELLS
Eric Bortz

Computer Information Systems

Multiple Factor Authentication Using Gaze Tracking and Iris Scanning
With the advent of ubiquitous mobile networks comes an increase in the use of these networks to access personal information from public places. Of critical importance is the security of these systems to prevent the disclosure of sensitive informatio ...
Bogdan Hoanca, Kenrick Mock

Computer Sciences

Multiple Factor Authentication Using Gaze Tracking and Iris Scanning
With the advent of ubiquitous mobile networks comes an increase in the use of these networks to access personal information from public places. Of critical importance is the security of these systems to prevent the disclosure of sensitive informatio ...
Bogdan Hoanca, Kenrick Mock