Sabrina joined the SCL as an undergraduate volunteer researcher who had an interest in conducting human research. Upon graduating from CU in 2019 with a Bachelor of Arts in Integrative Physiology she worked as a Professional Research Assistant in the lab focused on data collection and data management. She will start school as a graduate student in the fall of 2020 to pursue a Master of Science and she makes a killer cranberry walnut bread to share with her sleep lab pals.
With her B.A. in Cognitive Science from the University of California, Merced, Katrina decided to pursue research in Dr. Rebecca Spencer’s Somneuro Lab at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where her interest in all things sleep began. As a first year graduate student, she is excited by the interconnectedness of the brain and body and how sleep and circadian rhythms play an important role in overall health, and cognition. In her spare time, you might find her browsing adoptable dogs, or hanging from a large slab of artificial granite
After graduating from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Science in Biopsychology, Cognition and Neuroscience Dana worked as a research associate at the Henry Ford Health System Sleep Disorders and Research Center studying pharmacological treatments for individuals with insomnia disorder. Dana received her Master of Science in Integrative Physiology in 2020 and is currently pursuing a PhD. Her research interests include how insufficient sleep and circadian misalignment impact human metabolic health, and she is currently investigating the interactions of the human gut microbiome and host metabolism during these conditions.
Professional Research Assistants
Elizabeth has been a member of the SCL since 2018. In 2019, she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Integrative Physiology. She is currently pursuing a Master of Public Health in Health Systems, Management, and Policy at the Colorado School of Public Health.
Misia has been in the SCL for two years. In 2020 she graduated with a bachelor's in molecular, cellular and developemental biology. She plans to go to graduate school in the near future.
Nate joined the Sleep and Chronobiology Lab in 2019. He graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder in 2020 with dual bachelor's degree in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry between working EMS and tutoring jobs. He currently enjoys the mountains around Boulder and checking laboratory data.
Undergraduate Research Assistants