Hill Undergrad Research Fellowships
Thanks to the generosity of Dr. Brian and Gayle Hill of Portland, Oregon, the University of Idaho College of Science is able to offer several fellowships each year to support undergraduate research projects. The awards typically extend for three semesters and include both a research budget and a scholarship component.
2012 Hill Undergrad Research Fellowship Recipients
The 2012 batch of fellowship winners (with projects beginning spring semester 2013) is as follows:
- Steve Holmbo, Chemistry (Faculty mentor: Professor Jakob Magolan) -
"Chemical synthesis of the natural compound veranamine"
- Curtis Johnson, Geology (Faculty mentor: Professor Dennis Geist) -
"The relationship between igneous activity and mineralization within the Leeville mining complex"
- Daniel LaPorte, Physics (Faculty mentor: Professor Marty Ytreberg) -
"Relative fluctuation analysis of wild type human p53 and mutants"
- Rebecca McKenzie, Microbiology (Faculty mentor: Professor Tania Miura) -
"Evaluating the use of resveratrol to inhibit influenza virus-induced inflammation"
- Kim Miles, Geology (Faculty mentor: Professor Jerry Fairley) -
"Economic mineral deposits as an explanation for anomalous water chemistry at Colgate Lick hot springs, Lolo Pass, Idaho"
Read about a few of our 2012 recipients of the Hill Fellowship.
Fighting the Flu From the Laboratory
Rebecca will be using the Hill Fellowship to support her research on a treatment for easing the symptoms of influenza A.
» Read more about Rebecca and her work
Protein Research Prepares Student for Future as Oncologist
Daniel will use the Hill Fellowship award to present his work on p53 at the American Biophysical Society’s 2014 conference.
» Read about Daniel and his research