Dr. Andrea Ferrante, an immunologist at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, has received a $1.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the molecular processes that govern how vaccines do what they do, with an eye toward creating safer and more effective disease-specific vaccines.
While boating down the Yukon River during the hottest summer recorded in Alaska (1915, when Fort Yukon reached 100 degrees Fahrenheit), missionary Hudson Stuck wrote about the wildlife that most bothered his party. “With the failure of a little breeze and the overcasting of the sky, the weather grows oppressively sultry and a swarm of horse-flies, or moose-flies as they are called in these parts, makes appearance — large venomous insects that bite a piece out of one’s flesh when they alight.”
The first thing you notice upon entering the 5,000-square-foot Energy Technology Facility located on the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus is the bright blue UAF-colored floor and the orderliness of everything inside. All four bays of the world-class energy lab are dedicated to the design and development of practical, cost-effective and innovative energy solutions for Alaska.
Larger than West Virginia, the Kenai Peninsula has the best of Alaska: coastal rainforests, two icefields, majestic deepwater fiords and a sapphire river home to the largest king salmon ever caught. It also has some of the best-documented changes of any geographic feature in Alaska, enough that a biologist now sees the peninsula evolving into a human-driven system.
Eight inventors from the University of Alaska Fairbanks community won awards in the 2016 Invent Alaska Competition held by the UAF Office of Intellectual Property and Commercialization. Vice Chancellor for Research Larry Hinzman announced the winners at a ceremony May 6. The competition was open to UAF students and employees. The winners were honored for … Continue reading 2016 Invent Alaska Competition winners announced
Three new Alaska Sea Grant state fellows will gain a year of professional experience in marine policy beginning this summer. This year’s fellows — Sarah Apsens, Jane Sullivan and Jennifer Marsh — are all graduate students in the University of Alaska Fairbanks School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences.
University of Alaska President Jim Johnsen has released recruitment details for an interim chancellor at UAF.
Nearly five years after a pregnant orca whale washed ashore near Dillingham, a project at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Bristol Bay Campus is close to offering an unprecedented view of its fetus.