GRADUATE STUDENTS

GRADUATE STUDENTS

GRADUATE STUDENTS

GRADUATE STUDENTS

GRADUATE STUDENTS

GRADUATE STUDENTS

Current Students

StudentYearMentorEducationResearch

Asia Ingram

Asia Ingram

2022RotatingBS, Biomedical Engineering, University of Rochester; MS, Reproductive Science and Medicine, Northwestern University 

Obed Nyarko

Obed Ofori Nyarko

2022RotatingMD and MPhil, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana 

Jay Pavelka

Jay Pavelka

2022RotatingBS, Pre-health and Biomedical Sciences, University of Northern Colorado  

Kira Steinke

Kira Steinke

2022RotatingBS, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Bellarmine University; MS, Biomedical Sciences and Biotechnology, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus 

Matt Breit

Matt Breit

2021Melanson and Catenacci 

BS, Dietetics, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point; MS, Exercise Physiology, West Virginia University

My research focuses on obesity, metabolism, and eating behaviors in lifestyle and behavioral weight loss programs. I am mainly interested in how different types of diets (i.e., intermittent fasting and daily caloric restriction) and exercise programs can alter appetite-regulating hormones, metabolic drivers of obesity, and weight loss trajectory.

Francesca Cendali

Francesca I. Cendali

2021D'AlessandroBA, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Colorado CollegeMy research focuses on molecular mechanisms in athletic training development and method development. Specifically, I am interested in how exercise impacts metabolic pathways in multiple areas such as metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular diseases, and cancer. My research utilizes mass spectrometry analysis to dive deeper into thousands of metabolites. 

Suzzi Kafer

Suzzi Kafer

2021Shankar

BS in Biochemistry, Minor in Environmental Toxicology, North Carolina State University

I study the effects of a pregnant person's health on the long-term health of their offspring using mesenchymal stem cells and immortalized cell lines.

Tina Nguyen

Tina Nguyen

2021NozikBS Biological Science (Microbiology), Minors in Bioinformatics and Chemistry, San José State UniversityI am interested in the maternal stress on neonatal to adulthood outcomes! My research focuses on extracellular superoxide dismutase on the development of lung and pulmonary vasculature and the macrophage accumulation with prenatal hypoxic stress. 

Tyler Dobbs

Tyler Dobbs

2020

Nadeau

BS, Exercise Science, South Dakota State University; MS, Exercise Physiology, Boise State University

My research focuses on obesity and metabolism changes during weight loss. Specifically, I am interested in how metabolic and bariatric surgery elicits weight loss and subsequent changes in body composition, particularly changes in lean mass and how that may impact weight loss maintenance or weight regain.

Nicholas Hulett

Nicholas Hulett

2020

Reusch

BS, Exercise Science, Harding University; MS, Health and Exercise Science, Colorado State University

My research focuses on how type 2 diabetes decreases the amount of work that a muscle can perform. I am interested in questions relating to blood flow, mitochondrial dynamics, and redox states within this context.

Karlin Rufenacht

Karlin Rufenacht

2020

Santoro

BS, Physiology with a minor in Neuroscience, University of Wyoming

My research focuses on the composition of the olfactory system and how it is altered by experience. I am particularly interested in neurogenesis and how it may serve an adaptive as well as a reparative function.

Karli Swenson

Karli Swenson

2019

Bates

BS Biology, BA Chemistry, BS Physiology, with Honors, Minors in Psychology, Zoology and Neuroscience, University of Wyoming

My research focuses on the potential impact of CBD consumption during pregnancy on embryonic neurodevelopment and the development of anxiety later in life. I am particularly focused on the role of the TRPV1 ion channel as the target of CBD in the developing hypothalamus.

Allison Dubner

Allison Dubner

2018

Weiser-Evans

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.

Rosie McDonald

Rosie McDonald

2018

Kumar

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.


Alumni

NameThesis MentorProgramGraduation Year
Nash, MichaelFriedman & WesolowskiMSTP2022

Kahn, Darcy

Bergman, Bryan

IPHY

2022

Llerena Cari, Evelyn

Johnson, Joshua

IPHY

2022

Dahle, Jared

Catenacci, Victoria A. and Melanson, Edward L.

IPHY

2021

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

 

Alumni Testimonials

The IPHY program provided a broad, supportive environment that was integral to my development as a scientist. As an IPHY student, access to the state-of-the-art resources on the Anschutz Medical Campus contributed significantly to my successful research in graduate school.
Keith Strand

Keith Strand

PhD, Graduated 2020, Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Weiser-Evans Laboratory, CU Anschutz, Aurora, CO
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.
Michael Oliphant

Mike Oliphant

PhD, 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

Sydney Coates Lane

PhD, Graduated 2019, Post-doctoral Research Associate at the Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine in Lone Tree, CO

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