BS, Exercise Science, South Dakota State University; MS, Exercise Physiology, Boise State University
BS, Exercise Science, Harding University; MS, Health and Exercise Science, Colorado State University
BS and MS in Biological Sciences from the University of Northern Colorado
BS, Physiology with a minor in Neuroscience, University of Wyoming
BS Biology, BA Chemistry, BS Physiology, with Honors, Minors in Psychology, Zoology and Neuroscience, University of Wyoming
I am currently analyzing the interplay between the Kir2.1 ion channel and the subsequence depolarization of, and release of the developmental signaling molecule BMP from, cells of the cranial neural crest. The Bates lab has previously identified Kir2.1 as a binding target of alcohol during fetal alcohol syndrome, and current research is to understand how Kir2.1 heterozygous animals are sensitized to developmental defects following maternal exposure to nicotine through vaping products. As I move into my own thesis project, I hope to understand how maternal exposure to CBD may alter ion channel signaling and the release of developmental signaling molecule.
Melanson & Catenacci
BS, Dietetics, Brigham Young Univ. MS degrees in exercise science and biomechanics from University of California at Pennsylvania and Utah State University, respectively.
My research focuses on improving our understanding of how weight loss affects the accuracy of models that are commonly used to predict resting metabolic rate in clinical settings. I'm also developing a tissue-organ model that uses DXA scans to predict resting energy expenditure.
BA, Biology, Pomona College
My research focuses on the role of smooth muscle-derived vascular progenitor cells in the growth, remodeling, repair, and disease of the artery wall. Specifically, I am currently investigating the contribution of these progenitor cells to atherosclerotic plaque progression, neo-vascularization, and vasa vasorum expansion.
BS, Biology, University of North Dakota
I study the neuroendocrine control of the reproductive system, particularly the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis. I am specifically interested in how age-dependent regulation of FSH affects reproductive function.
BA, Global Studies/Socioeconomics, Univ. of California, Santa Barbara; MS, Human Nutrition/Molecular Bio, Univ. of Aberdeen, Scotland
We know that adipose tissue is an important endocrine organ, secreting a variety of bioactive factors that impact nearby tissues. Regional fat distribution and ectopic adipose deposition are paramount when considering obesity-associated metabolic dysfunction. My research is focused on intermuscular adipose tissue (IMAT) and identifying novel mechanisms by which IMAT impacts the development of type 2 diabetes.
BS, Biological Sciences, Univ. Nacional Mayor de San Marcos;
MS, Veterinary Science, Univ. of Montreal
Primordial follicles represent the ovarian reserve in females which decreases with age. What activates Primordial follicles and how we can manipulate this activation is what I study.
Friedman & Wesolowski
BS, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Univ. of California, Santa Cruz
My research focuses on the impact of maternal diet on offspring bone marrow and liver immune system development and function. Our findings suggest that maternal high fat diet can program offspring physiology towards a pro-inflammatory state that is not resolvable with dietary intervention postnatally.
|Name||Thesis Mentor||Program||Graduation Year|
|Strand, Keith A.||Weiser-Evans, Mary C.M.||IPHY||2020|
|Presby, David M.||MacLean, Paul S.||IPHY||2019|
|Foright, Rebecca M.||MacLean, Paul S.||IPHY||2019|
|Coates, Sydney L.||Moore, Lorna||IPHY||2019|
|Oliphant, Michael U. J.||Ford, Heide L.||IPHY||2019|
|Soderborg, Taylor K.||Friedman, Jacob E.||MSTP||2019|
|Libby, Andrew E.||McManaman, James L.||IPHY||2018|
|Schmidt, Linnea G.||Williams, Trevor J.||IPHY||2017|
|Roof, Allyson K.||Gutierrez-Hartmann, Arthur||IPHY||2017|
|Rumer, Kristen K.||Winn, Virginia D.||MSTP||2013|
IPHY provided a very supportive and collaborative environment. The diverse training and curriculum allowed me to be well prepared for the rigors of a postdoc.
Mike OliphantPhD, Graduated 2019, NCI F99/K00 Postdoctoral Fellow, Joan Brugge and Senthil Muthuswamy Labs, Harvard Medical School
I am thankful for the breadth of research I was exposed to while in the IPHY Program, as it gave me a birds-eye view of physiology in addition to a focused education in reproductive physiology. I gained experience in both translational and clinical research that prepared me for a research career in a clinical setting.
Sydney Coates LanePhD, Graduated 2019, Post-doctoral Research Associate at the Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine in Lone Tree, CO