GRADUATE STUDENTS

GRADUATE STUDENTS

GRADUATE STUDENTS

GRADUATE STUDENTS

GRADUATE STUDENTS

GRADUATE STUDENTS

Current Students

StudentYearMentorEducationResearch

Tyler Dobbs

Tyler Dobbs

2020

Rotating

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

 

Nicholas Hulett

Nicholas Hulett

2020

Rotating

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

 

Brian Krum

Brian Krum

2020

Rotating

BS and MS in Biological Sciences from the University of Northern Colorado

 

Karlin Rufenacht

Karlin Rufenacht

2020

Rotating

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

 

Karli Swenson

Karli Swenson

2019

Bates

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.

Jared Dahle

Jared Dahle

2018

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.

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
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

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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