Chelsea was a member of the SCL from 2016 to 2018. She earned her BA in the lab and later worked as a Professional Research Assistant. She currently is in nursing school at CU Denver and works in research with Dr. Corey Rynders and Dr. Josie Broussard on the Anschutz Medical Campus, helping run their inpatient sleep studies.
Alivia Blumenstein, M.S.
Alivia was in the lab from 2016 to 2019, earning her BA and MS. After completing her MS, she went to UCSF to conduct sleep and circadian research there as a clinical research coordinator. She mainly worked on studies focusing on sleep and circadian genetics and some sleep pharmaceutical studies. Now, Alivia is starting medical school at Rosalind Franklin, Chicago Medical School.
Elizabeth was in the SCL from 2018 to 2020, earning her BA and working as a PRA. She is currently studying Health Systems, Management, and Policy at the Colorado School of Public Health.
Evan Chinoy, PhD
Dr. Chinoy was a member of the SCL from 2007 to 2013, starting as a Professional Research Assistant and later earning his M.S. and Ph.D. He currently works as a Sleep Research Scientist at the Naval Health Research Center in San Diego, CA
Dasha Cogswell, M.S.
Dasha was a member of the SCL from 2016 to 2019. While in the lab, she earned B.A.'s in Integrative Physiology and Molecular and Cellular Developmental Biology, and an M.S. in Integrative Physiology. She is currently a Professional Research Assistant at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus studying the effects of cancer immunotherapies on MAIT cells and the microbiome.
Chris Depner, Ph.D
Dr. Depner came to the SCL as a Postdoctoral Fellow in 2013 and is now an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health, Kinesiology, and Recreation at the University of Utah. Dr. Depner continues to study the interactions between sleep and circadian physiology, nutrition, and physical activity with the goal of understanding how sleep and circadian disruption increases the risk of metabolic disorders. A key focus of Dr. Depner’s ongoing studies is to develop biomarkers of sleep and circadian health to aid in the implementation of sleep and circadian based interventions that promote metabolic health.
Jake was a member of the SCL first from 2014 to 2017, then again from 2018 to 2019 as a Professional Research Assistant. He is currently a Sr. Professional Research Assitant and Remote Research Assitant at the University of South Australia and hopes to pursue a PhD.
Madison Hunt Synder
Madison was the SCL's recruitment coordinator from 2019 to 2020. She graduated from CU Boulder's IPHY department in 2017. Before joining the SCL, she earned her certification as an emergency medical technician and is currently working on a graduate degree in biomedical writing.
Andrew McHill, Ph.D.
Dr. McHill was in the SCL from 2010 to 2014 and earned his Ph.D. He is currently a Research Assistant Professor at the Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences at Oregon Health & Science University. His research focuses on uncovering mechanisms that lead to the adverse cardiometabolic health and safety outcomes observed in those working, eating, and being awake during the night. After leaving the lab, he did a post-doctoral fellowship at Harvard Medical School/Brigham and Women's Hospital with Chuck Czeisler and Beth Klerman.
Shannon Lanza, M.S.
Shannon was in the SCL from 2016 to 2020, earning her BA and MS in Integrative Physiology. She is currently applying to medical school and working as a research assistant at the Sleep and Metabolism Lab at Colorado State University.
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 completed her Master's degree in May of 2022 and will now pursue a Physician Assistant Program. Sabrina makes a killer cranberry walnut bread.
Tommy Moehlman, M.S.
Tommy was a member of the SCL from 2012 to 2015, earning his BA and MS in the lab. He currently works n the Data Warehouse and Analytic Services team at the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute or PCORI, a non-profit research funding organization in Washington, DC
Hannah Ritchie, Ph.D.
Dr. Ritchie was in the SCL from 2014 to 2018, earning her Master's in Integrative Physiology and her Ph.D. in Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience. She is currently working as a medical writer for a scientific/medical communications agency that specializes in publication planning. She writes manuscripts and abstracts, creates posters and oral presentations for scientific conferences, and constructs educational slide decks on wake-promoting and sleep medications for narcolepsy and obstructive sleep apnea. In addition, since leaving the lab, she moved into the mountains into a little lakeside bungalow in Evergreen and got a dog, a Samoyed named Caspian. She also recently became a certified meditation teacher and has plans to teach workshops on how meditation and a bedtime/morning routine can improve sleep at a local yoga studio.
Katrina Rodheim, M.S.
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 graduate student in the SCL, she pursued research on the interconnectedness of the brain and body and how sleep and circadian rhythms play an important role in overall health, and cognition. Kartrina is currently pursuing a PhD at the University of Massachusetts. In her spare time, you might find her browsing adoptable dogs, or hanging from a large slab of artificial granite.
Ellen Stothard, Ph.D.
Dr. Stothard was in the SCL from 2013-2017, earning her M.S. in Integrative Physiology and her Ph.D. in Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience while in the lab. She is currently the Research and Development Director for the Colorado Sleep Institute.
Tristan was in the SCL from 2009 to 2014, earning both her BA and MS, and then working as a PRA until starting medical school. She completed her pediatric residency at the University of Colorado and started her neonatology fellowship in summer 2021.
Sarah Morton, M.S.
Sarah was a member of SCL from 2011-2016, earning her BA and MS in Integrative Physiology. She is currently a PhD student at Colorado State University in the Sleep and Metabolism Laboratory (SAM Lab) directed by Dr. Josie Broussard. She also works as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) at Boulder Community Health.
Sophia Nguyen Zwicker, M.D.
Dr. Zwicker (Nguyen) was active in the SCL as an undergraduate student and was a graduate research assistant in the masters program from 2006-2007. She went on to complete her medical doctorate at the University of Colorado Anschutz Campus and residency in San Francisco, CA. She is now an internist practicing Hospital Medicine in Denver, CO.
June Nguyen Jesunathadas DO, MS
Dr. Jesunathadas (Nguyen) was a member of the SCL from 2003-2007. She obtained her BA/MS degree in the lab and worked as a PRA. She worked in pharmaceutical drug development before completing medical school at William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is finishing her residency in anesthesiology at LSU and will complete a fellowship in pediatric anesthesiology at Loma Linda University.