This is a summary list of all resource providers at University of Alaska Fairbanks . The list includes links to more detailed information, which may also be found using the eagle-i search app.
The Alaska Stable Isotope Facility is a state-of-the-art laboratory conducting stable isotope analyses of wide range of sample types for researchers from all over Alaska, the USA and the globe. Sample types include organic samples (C, N, O and H isotopes), inorganic samples (e.g. carbonate for C and O) and water (O and H).
Animal Quarters (AQ) provides safe and sanitary facilities for animal research projects in accordance with the Animal Welfare Act, Public Health Service Policy, National Institutes of Health Guidelines for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals and the UAF Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee. Housed animals include arctic ground squirrels, laboratory mice, red-backed voles, syrian hamsters, American widgeon, northern shovelers, lesser scaup, greater scaup, northern pintail, green-winged teal, zebrafish, sticklebacks, bettas, and black bears.
We embrace a collaborative research model while working with Alaska Native communities, organizations and individuals. At every stage of CANHR research, faculty and staff work with tribal groups and health care agencies to frame research questions, develop methodologies and procedures, and to interpret and apply data to prevention and treatment.
The Community Engagement and Clinical Support Core facilitates and supports community-based participatory research by drawing on local community knowledge and scientific expertise to implement and evaluate culturally valid and effective approaches to research in Alaska Native communities. The functions of the core include:
- Facilitating and sustaining community/CANHR partnerships by engaging the community in all phases of the research process.
- Supporting researchers in the development and implementation of linguistically and culturally appropriate research protocols.
- Providing technical capacity to collect clinical measures and biological samples.
- Processing all biological specimens collected in the field and maintaining a secure biological storage facility for CANHR investigators and Alaska Native participants.
The CECS Core supports CANHR's central theme of community-based participatory research through strong and sustaining community partnerships with Alaska Native people.
A staffed facility intended to keep UAF at the "cutting edge" of nucleic acid analysis in evolutionary biology, molecular biology, and wildlife and fisheries management. The Core Facility provides nucleic acid sample analysis, and maintenance and support for molecular instruments (some of which may be too expensive for individual labs to own) for both UAF and outside users.
Research in the Drew lab focuses on three aspects of hibernation biology. The first involves mechanisms of intrinsic neuroprotective properties of Arctic ground squirrel brain in the hibernating and euthermic state. The second involves mechanisms and cognitive significance of synaptic remodeling observed during hibernation torpor and arousal. The third involves central nervous system regulation of metabolic suppression in hibernation.
The EBC staff provide support for CANHR research projects in all data-related activities, including data entry, the development and management of databases, and generation of data related to field visits, analyses, and research proposals. It provides expertise in statistical and epidemiologic issues and is responsible for training seminars on the preparation of grants and publications.
The primary focus of my research is to determine the necessity and sufficiency of serotonergic processes within the brainstem in controlling breathing, the functional consequences of brainstem serotonergic deficits, and the potential for such deficits to contribute to pathophysiologies such as SIDS. This work is directed at understanding the basic essential mechanisms of respiratory control, and will contribute to the development of diagnostic tests and therapeutic strategies to reduce the occurrence of SIDS.
In addition, I am interested in the integration of sensory inputs in the control of breathing, the evolutionary origin of mechanisms controlling air breathing in vertebrates, the control of metabolism, and the evolution and physiological adaptations associated with states of reduced metabolism such as mammalian heterothermy (hibernation and torpor). This research program promotes both a basic understanding of physiological and neurophysiological processes important to homeostatic regulation, as well as knowledge with direct and critical biomedical applications related to respiratory neuropathologies such as the Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.
Interdisciplinary program in environmental agents and disease, involves faculty from UAF, UAA, UAS
The Institute of Arctic Biology was founded in 1963 by the Board of Regents of the University of Alaska with Laurence Irving, a pioneer in the field of comparative physiology, as the founding director.
The Institute continues Irving’s pioneering spirit through our mission to advance basic and applied knowledge of high-latitude biological systems through the integration of research, student education and service to the nation and state of Alaska. The Institute supports faculty and post-doctoral research and graduate education in the life sciences of wildlife, physiology, genetics and evolutionary biology, ecology and ecosystems, biomedicine, and bioinformatics and computational biology. Lists of faculty member’s scholarly publications, graduate theses and IAB’s Biological Papers of the University of Alaska are available in the publications section of our Web site.
LARS is managed by the Institute of Arctic Biology at the University of Alaska Fairbanks to provide a unique facility for research and education that focuses on ungulates from the subarctic and arctic.
Visitors of all ages can safely observe some of our animals on a summer tour and talk to one our guides about the biology of life in the north.
Researchers and instructors can contact us to plan experiments and classes in our barns, pens, pastures and natural areas for biology, ecology, physiology and behavior.
Students can contact us about jobs and research experiences in one of our projects.
The Nutrition and Physical Activity Core supports multidisciplinary research requiring dietary and/or physical activity assessment, as well as provide nutritional sciences expertise. The NPA Core offers a range of services including high-quality dietary assessment, active collaboration in the design, implementation, and analysis of nutrition-related research. In addition to supporting the needs of CAHNR projects, the NPA Core will also actively promote and foster new research programs investigating the diet of Alaska Natives.
The primary research of the laboratory aims at understanding the role of Rho-subfamily small GTPases, in particular Rac1A, as pivotal regulators of actin filament dynamics and redox homeostasis in central nervous system (CNS) neurons. A second project addresses neuronal stem cells and their generation, functional integration, and elimination in the adult male wild songbird Junco hyemalis.
My research interests center around mechanisms by which exogenous metabolites (nutriceuticals and toxins) influence neural function. I am the Principal Investigator for two research programs derived from this interest. One investigates the influence of nicotine and alcohol on development, dysfunction and plasticity in control of breathing by neural networks of the vertebrate brainstem. Another research program investigates the beneficial influence of phytochemicals and detrimental effects of alcohol on mechanosensory and locomotory neurons and networks as modeled by transgenic Caenorhabditis elegans. Each research programs addresses Alaska-relevant health issues and serves as training arenas for postdoctoral fellows and graduate as well as undergraduate students.
Veterinary Services, led by the Attending Veterinarian, is the UAF unit responsible for ensuring that animals (captive or free-ranging live vertebrates) used for research, teaching, or testing by UAF personnel (faculty, staff, students, volunteers and collaborators) are provided adequate veterinary care as required by regulation.
The mission of the University of Alaska Fairbanks is to serve as the premier university in arctic and subarctic research and teaching. The Water and Environmental Research Center (WERC) fills that role in scientific and engineering studies related to water resources and environmental quality.
WERC's mission is to perform basic and applied research related to water and environmental resources, to train graduate students at master's and PhD levels in this field, and to disseminate pertinent research information to the public. Graduate education is acquired through student participation in various research projects.
Funding is obtained from state and federal agencies as well as from private companies and foundations. Faculty, staff, and students at WERC are working to develop a better understanding of the arctic and subarctic environments. Research disciplines at WERC include
* environmental, civil, and arctic engineering
* environmental science
WERC scientists are conducting cutting-edge research to help improve the quality of life for arctic inhabitants while supporting careful and sustainable development of Alaska's bountiful natural resources, protecting fragile ecosystems, and seeking to better understand the role of the arctic and subarctic in the global system.
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