Alex Urquhart

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We describe a minisequencing protocol for screening DNA samples for the presence of 12 mutations in the human melanocortin 1 receptor gene (MC1R), eight of which are associated with the red hair phenotype. A minisequencing profile which shows homozygosity for one of these mutations or the presence of two different mutations would strongly indicate that the(More)
We report the use of DNA profiles from six STR loci for inferring the ethnic origin of a crime stain and discuss how such inference may be used as intelligence information to reduce the expected number of interviews to resolve a case. To enable this work, databases have been created for five British ethnic groups (Caucasians, Afro-Caribbeans, Indian(More)
A national survey of nurse administrators from magnet hospitals and faculty directors of graduate programs in nursing administration delineated perspectives on the foremost issues facing professional nurses and the most significant trends in health care policy and delivery. The findings are useful in developing data-based nursing curriculums sensitive to an(More)
Deborah Koller Advancing scholarship in the College of Science Page 8 “He advised me that engineering was a great discipline because if I could make it there, I could make it anywhere with the technical background and problem-solving skills I would learn,” said Urquhart, who enrolled in Virginia Tech’s College of Engineering, which his father also had(More)
Redband Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss gairdneri), a native subspecies of Rainbow Trout residing east of the Cascade Mountains, USA, are a popular sport fish in much of its range. Bluegills (Lepomis macrochirus) are one the most important recreational fishes in North America, and are also sought by anglers in many Idaho waters. There is extensive confusion(More)
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