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Stacy Rasmus

Stacy Rasmus
Research associate professor

Stacy’s research focuses on understanding the intersections between culture, health, and well-being, and the role of resilience and protective factors in reducing health disparities among American Indian/Alaska Native peoples. Her expertise is in social and behavioral sciences and has a broad background in medical anthropology and psychology with specific expertise in the translation of cultural … Continue reading Stacy Rasmus

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Robert H. Coker

Robert H. Coker
Associate professor of biology

Coker’s primary research initiatives have been directed at the mitigation of metabolic stress under clinical conditions such as obesity, sarcopenia and alcohol disorder. Additional interests include maintenance of resilience under extreme conditions such as physical and environmental stress.

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Tiffany Ricci
Adjunct professor

Nutrition in populations, chronic health prevention. Registered dietitian nutritionist, ACSM certified health fitness specialist: exercise prescriptions, Alaska Dietetic Association president, leadership, volunteer coordination, nutrition, health, wellness.

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Lisa Lunn
Associate professor veterinary medicine/Large Animal Extension veterinarian

Food animal medicine, metabolic diseases of ruminants, neonatal diseases of ruminants, farm animal welfare, One Health Initiative.

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Arleigh Reynolds
Associate professor of veterinary nutrition, associate dean

Clinical nutrition, exercise physiology, metabolic diseases of domestic animals; energy metabolism. general physiology, sled-dog medicine.

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Todd O’Hara
Professor of veterinary toxicology and pharmacology

How to better determine the use of marine vertebrates as sentinels for ecosystem health and links with human health via studies that include human subjects and the resources they depend on. Mercury contamination in Steller seo lines and other marine life.

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Diane O’Brien

Diane O’Brien
Professor

Stable isotope ecology, nutritional physiology, and biomarker development. Diane’s research is focused on the development of biomarkers for use in nutritional epidemiology. She uses dietary tools based on natural stable isotope ratios to study the effects of changing diets on Alaska Native health and other populations.

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Thomas Kuhn
Professor of neuroscience and biochemistry

The identification and characterization of natural products from blueberries that can help treat human central nervous system inflammation.

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Molly Murphy
Associate professor of veterinary pathology

Interactions between viruses and their vertebrate and invertebrate hosts such as caribou. The molecular evolution of epizootic hemorrhagic disease virus in white-tailed deer.

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