Alumni


David Barton

David Barton

Future Plans: medical school at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Washington, D.C.

Lab Experience: May 2012- April 2014

Publications: "Primary Alveolar Macrophages Exposed to Diesel Particulate Matter Increase RAGE Expression and Activate RAGE Signaling."

Lab Skills: smoke machine technician, lung/BALF surgeries, PCR, ELISA, FACE, histology

Miscellaneous: Served LDS mission in Fukuoka, Japan. Participated in the ROTC program at BYU

Hobbies: football (ALABAMA football), camping/hiking, shooting, playing electric guitar


Samuel Belgique
 Samuel Belgique

Major: Finance

Minor: Music

Past work: Intermountain Healthcare Outreach Phlebotomy

Current work: Teach for America 2014 corps member: high school math teacher, eastern North Carolina Region

Hobbies: jogging, hiking, basketball, soccer (any sport really), tap dance, BYU Men's Chorus

What I will do in the future: "The same thing we do every night, Pinky -- try to take over the world!" 


Bryce Betteridge
Bryce Betteridge 

Future Goals: doctor

Lab Skills: smoke machine technician, histology, mouse surgery, mouse whisperer

Hobbies: pingpong, frisbee, reading, any sport


Jared Bodine
Jared Bodine   

Major: Physiology and Developmental Biology

Hobbies: Golf, tennis, basketball, racquetball, coaching soccer

Future Goals: Doctor

Other Work: Server at Brick Oven


Nathan Burstedt
 Nathan Burstedt  

Major: Physiology and Developmental Biology

Future Goals: medical school

Hometown: San Diego, California

Other Work: RISE inc.

Hobbies: cooking 30 minute brownies in 20 minutes, breeding prize winning clams

Miscellaneous: doesn't perspire, sleeps once a week (in a chair), is the subject of numerous documentaries, knows where every item is located in the supermarket.


Joel Buss
 Joel Buss

Major: Exercise Science

Hobbies: Cycling, mountain biking, winter sports, movies, outdoors, and having fun!

Future Goals: sports physician

Lab Skills: Genotyping and qPCR


Emma Carlson
 Emma Carlson

Where she is now: Pennsylvania with her husband and baby boy

Future plans: physician assistant program at King's College

Hobbies: hiking, baking, and playing with her little baby

Lab Skills: genotyping, surgeries, histology prep and staining, cell counts


Michael Chamberlain
Michael Chamberlain 

Major: Physiology and Developmental Biology

Future Goals: Radiologist and Father

Other Work: Security at the MTC

Lab Skills: smoke machine technician, mouse surgery 


Michael Chavarria
 Michael Chavarria

Major: History

Minor: Spanish

Hobbies: Stand-up comedy, snowboarding, comic books

Miscellaneous: Prefers In-N-Out to 5 Guys, from Southern California, Michael Keaton is my Batman 


Andrew Christiansen
 Andrew Christiansen

Major: Exercise Science Minor: Portuguese

Home town: Neenah, Wisconsin

Lab section: Genotyping

Life goals: Become a dad and a doctor

Hobbies: Running, playing any sport, reading, and politics 


Connor Christiansen
Connor Christiansen   

Major: Physiology and Developmental Biology

Home town: Neenah, Wisconsin

Lab section: Genotyping

Other work: BYU swim team manager

Life goals: Graduate from BYU, get accepted to and attend medical school

Hobbies: Swimming, running, biking, reading, spending time with family


Todd Dunaway
 Todd Dunaway  

Major: Health Science

Home town: Orem, Utah

Lab section: Mouse Crew

Other work: Ta, Retinal Specialist Office

Life goals: Go to medical school and be a dad

Hobbies: Sports, reading, running, biking


Nick Ferguson
Nick Ferguson

Previous Education: Graduated from BYU in 2012

Where he is now: In Pennsylvania studying at Temple University School of Medicine

Hobbies: Spend time with wife and 2.63 year old daughter, play nerdy boardgames, watch movies about heroid deeds, dabble in philosophy 


Jason Gassman
Jason Gassman 

Major: Spanish literature

Minor: Chemistry

Lab section: Histology

Life goals: Get my wife to enjoy my cooking 


Alex Geyer
Alex Geyer 

Previous Education: graduated from BYU in 2011

Where he is now: University of Arizona College of Medicine

Hobbies: study, spend time with wife and 3 children, intramural football 


Cameron Jones
Cameron Jones   

Lab Skills: genotyping and qPCR

Future Goals: doctor and culinary artist

Passions: rock climbing, sports, harmonica, missionary work, skiing

Dreams: to tame and ride a kangaroo


Steven Knapp
Steven Knapp  

Where he is now: Oregon Health & Sciences University School of Dentistry

Hobbies: Traveling, camping, hiking, skiing, SCUBA diving, picking and eating fresh Oregon berries. Most of the time just dreaming of places to visit


Anthony Macey
Anthony Macey 

Major: Physiology and Developmental Biology

Future Goals: doctor

Lab Skills: PCR, IHC

Hobbies: guitar, drums, bass guitar 


Derek Marlor
 Derek Marlor

Major: Physiology and Developmental Biology

Hobbies: flyfishing, sports, backpacking

Future Goals: doctor

Lab Skills: animal husbandry, smoke machine technician 


Brigham Merrell
Brigham Merrell 

Major: Physiology and Developmental Biology

Home town: Provo, Utah

Lab section: Genotyping

Other work: Medical Assistant for Intermountain Healthcare

Life goals: Help those with health issues achieve a higher quality of life through my personal efforts.

Hobbies: Singing, running, swimming, and hacky-sack

Miscellaneous: What did the pirate say when he turned 80? IIII'm eighty!


Dallin Milner
 Dallin Milner  

Major: Physiology and Developmental Biology

Hobbies: Snowboarding, long boarding, rock climbing

Future Goals: Doctor

Lab Section: Mouse crew, PCR, and western blots


Ryan Morris
Ryan Morris   

Hometown: McKinney, Texas

Mission: Armenia, Yerevan

Hobbies: basketball, biking, outdoors, swimming

Career Goals: medical school


Shawn Nelson

Shawn Nelson   

Major: Physiology and Developmental Biology

Hobbies: Snowboarding, long boarding, rock climbing

Future Goals: Doctor

Lab Section: Mouse crew, PCR, and western blots


Nataly Osorio

Nataly Osorio   

Education: graduated June 2012 in PDBIO

What she is doing now: teaching science, health, and english in Thailand with her husband

Future plans: either attend PA school or continue teaching the sciences

Lab skills: primarily genotyping and PCR, histology prep and staining

Hobbies: hiking, tennis, waterskiing, snow skiing, watching movies, exploring Thailand!


Geraldine Rogers
Geraldine Rogers 

Major: medical laboratory science

Hobbies: pottery, horse riding, kick boxing

Future Goals: specialize in forensic science

Dream Vacation: Italy 


Tessa Schrader
 Tessa Schrader

Hometown: Beaverton, Oregon

Job in Lab: Lab manager

Major: PDBIO

Hobbies: being outdoors, floating rivers, kayaking, cliff/bridge jumping, scuba diving, boating, singing soprano

Career Goals: become a Physician's Assistant

Life Goals: learn Italian and retire in Southern Italy


Kimberly Smith
 Kimberly Smith  

Major: Physiology and Developmental Biology

Home town: West Valley City, Utah

Lab section: Lab Manager

Life goals: Have super smart/adorable babies and also become an orthodontist.

Hobbies: Photography, crafting, floral design, Fourth of July-ing

Miscellaneous: Served a mission in Portugal and got to live on an island


Quinn Smith
 Quinn Smith  

Major: Biology

Hometown: Phoeniz, AZ

Lab Section: Western blots

Other Work: BYU vehicle rental


Daniel Thomas
Daniel Thomas 

Major: Physiology and Developmental Biology

Home Town: Sandy, Utah

Lab Section: Histology

Other Work: MCAT Tutor

Future Goals: Become a physician and father

Hobbies: Ultimate Frisbee and reading 


Alex Wright
 Alex Wright  

Major: Exercise science

Minor: Italian

Hometown: Idaho Falls, Idaho

Where he is now: University of Utah School of Medicine