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Anupma Prakash is the Interim Dean of the College of Natural Science and Mathematics, the director of CNSM’s Division of Research and a professor of geophysics in the Department of Geosciences.…
Matt Seymour is the fiscal and grant manger of the college. He also supervises the CNSM Division of Research’s staff.
Lynnette Dunn coordinates the Alaska Summer Research Academy program; assists with grant management; and helps with some travel and purchasing.
Deanna Fitzgerald manages travel and purchasing for PI’s and deans’s office staff.
Expertise: study of configurations of points and lines with high degrees of incidence and/or symmetry, especially developing new construction techniques and examples; study of abstract polytopes and their monodromy groups, with an emphasis on polytopes that are symmetric but not too symmetric; discrete geometry
Expertise: behavioral neuroscience with a focus on how the brain regulates adaptive and non-adaptive behaviors; a spontaneous and predictable mouse model of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is used to understand the brain mechanisms that control the expression of OCD; the mouse model is also used for the testing and development of new drugs to treat OCD in people and OCD-like behaviors in pets, livestock, and zoo animals.…
Expertise: reconstruction of ancient ecosystems and climates through identification of pollen and spores preserved in lacustrine sediments or rocks
Expertise: research integrates fieldwork, analytical and spectroscopic methods, and quantum chemical modeling in order to characterize and quantify properties of electron transfer and photooxidation mechanisms on a molecular level, which has implications for better understanding the future of Arctic water quality and ecosystem health in a changing climate
Expertise: infectious Diseases such as Rabies and Tularemia; disease surveillance in Arctic Fox; rural Alaska monitoring program; incorporate research into academic programs