|2023||Rotating||BS Biological sciences, University of Nebraska- Lincoln, MS Modern Human Anatomy University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus|
My research interests include exploring different models and approaches to understanding the initiation and progression of endocrine disorders such as diabetes, as well as the multitude of factors that play a role in development of complications over time.Carissa's ORCHID
|2023||Rotating||MD, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology|
I am interested in translational research of non-communicable diseases within the cardiovascular and renal physiology domains. I am especially interested in Hypertension and its complication like heart and renal failure.
|2023||Rotating||BS, Human Biology, University of California Irvine|
I am interested in studying the mechanisms of metabolic diseases such as diabetes and fatty liver disease.
|2022||Kumar||BS, Biomedical Engineering, University of Rochester; MS, Reproductive Science and Medicine, Northwestern University||I study pituitary endocrinology and ovarian physiology.|
|2022||Sucharov||MD, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana|
I study pediatric heart failure. I am currently working on developing an animal model of disease for pediatric dilated cardiomyopathy.
|2022||Lau||BS, Pre-health and Biomedical Sciences, University of Northern Colorado|
My research is investigating the effects of tissue cross talk using iPSC derived adipocyte and cardiomyocyte models.
|2022||Restrepo and Gibson||BS, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Bellarmine University; MS, Biomedical Sciences and Biotechnology, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus|
Encoding and recall of hippocampal engrams related to behavior.
|2021||Melanson and Catenacci|
BS, Dietetics, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point; MS, Exercise Physiology, West Virginia University
My research focuses on novel dietary interventions to improve obesity treatment strategies. Specifically, I am utilizing doubly labeled water (DLW) for assessing objective measures of energy intake and diet adherence from a 12-month randomized trial comparing weight loss generated from intermittent fasting and daily caloric restriction. I am also interested in reward-based eating behaviors and appetite hormone alterations from weight loss.
|2021||D'Alessandro||BA, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Colorado College|
My work focuses on using MS-based methods to study how exercise affects proteomic and metabolomic profiles in humans and mice. I particularly investigate exercise's impact on metabolic pathways related to conditions like cardiovascular diseases, hemolytic diseases, and cancer. I employ mass spectrometry analysis to explore the roles of various metabolites and gain comprehensive insights into their functions within these processes.
BS in Biochemistry, Minor in Environmental Toxicology, North Carolina State University
Suzzi focuses on the effects of gestational exposure- such as to PFAS chemicals, obesity, or stress- on long-term offspring metabolic health. She utilizes umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells as her experimental model.
|2021||Nozik||BS Biological Science (Microbiology), Minors in Bioinformatics and Chemistry, San José State University|
I 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.
BS, Exercise Science, South Dakota State University; MS, Exercise Physiology, Boise State University
I study body composition and fat distribution in adolescents with severe obesity and how it impacts their metabolic health such as type 2 diabetes. Specifically, I am investigating how metabolic bariatric surgery elicits changes in body composition, particularly losses in lean mass and how that may influence weight regain after surgery.
BS, Exercise Science, Harding University; MS, Health and Exercise Science, Colorado State University
My scientific focus is on the effects of type 2 diabetes on skeletal muscle. I am interested in hyperglycemia's independent effects on muscle architecture and blood supply.
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 lifelong neurogenesis and how it may serve an adaptive as well as a reparative function in the olfactory system.
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|Name||Thesis Mentor||Program||Graduation Year|
Dubner, Allison M.
Weiser-Evans, Mary C.M.
Friedman & Wesolowski
Llerena Cari, Evelyn
Catenacci, Victoria A. and Melanson, Edward L.
Strand, Keith A.
Weiser-Evans, Mary C.M.
Presby, David M.
MacLean, Paul S.
Foright, Rebecca M.
MacLean, Paul S.
Coates, Sydney L.
Oliphant, Michael U. J.
Ford, Heide L.
Soderborg, Taylor K.
Friedman, Jacob E.
Libby, Andrew E.
McManaman, James L.
Schmidt, Linnea G.
Williams, Trevor J.
Roof, Allyson K.
Rumer, Kristen K.
Winn, Virginia D.
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 StrandPhD, Senior Scientist, Pfizer
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, Maternal Health Scientist, Ferring Pharmaceuticals