GRADUATE STUDENTS

GRADUATE STUDENTS

GRADUATE STUDENTS

GRADUATE STUDENTS

GRADUATE STUDENTS

GRADUATE STUDENTS

Current Students

StudentYearMentorEducationResearch

Matt Breit

Matt Breit

2021Rotating

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

Suzzi Kafer

Suzzi Kafer

2021Rotating

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

 

Tina Nguyen

Tina Nguyen

2021RotatingBS Biological Science (Microbiology), Minors in Bioinformatics and Chemistry, San José State University 

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.

Darcy Kahn

Darcy Kahn

2017

Bergman

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.

Evelyn Llerena Cari

Evelyn Llerena Cari

2017

Johnson

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.

Michael Nash

Michael Nash

2017
(MSTP)

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.


Alumni

NameThesis MentorProgramGraduation Year
Dahle, JaredCatenacci, Victoria A. and Melanson, Edward L.IPHY2021
Strand, Keith A.Weiser-Evans, Mary C.M.IPHY2020
Presby, David M.MacLean, Paul S.IPHY2019
Foright, Rebecca M.MacLean, Paul S.IPHY2019
Coates, Sydney L.Moore, LornaIPHY2019
Oliphant, Michael U. J.Ford, Heide L.IPHY2019
Soderborg, Taylor K.Friedman, Jacob E.MSTP2019
Libby, Andrew E.McManaman, James L.IPHY2018
Schmidt, Linnea G.Williams, Trevor J.IPHY2017
Roof, Allyson K.Gutierrez-Hartmann, ArthurIPHY2017
Rumer, Kristen K.Winn, Virginia D.MSTP2013

 

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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