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

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

Josh Lewis

Josh Lewis
Education: graduated from BYU in April 2013 in Exercise Science
Future Plans: starting a masters at BYU in Fall 2014. Hopes to pursue a career in medicine
Anticipated Research: the role of Claudin-6 and how smoking affects both its role in development and its function as a tight junction protein
Other Work: works for a stained glass company. As a project manager, he has had the chance to work on LDS temples around the world
Hobbies: soccer, hiking, guitar, blowing glass, restoring his 1972 motorcycle

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


Ryan Morris
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Ryan Morris
Hometown:McKinney, Texas
Mission:Armenia, Yerevan
Hobbies:basketball, biking, outdoors, swimming
Career Goals:medical school

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

Jeff Stogsdill

 Jeff Stogsdill
Where He Is Now: graduate student at Duke University working in the lab of Dr. Cagla Eroglu.
Current Scientific Interests: astrocyte development and synapse formation within the central nervous system.
Miscellaneous: he is married to Megan Stogsdill (also a Reynolds lab alumnus). Even though he has become a Blue Devil, he remains faithful to the BYU Blue. GO COUGARS!!!

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


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





 

Duane Winden, PhD
Duane Winden
Former Research: characterization of secondhand smoke and materno-fetal interactions in receptors for advanced glycation end-products (RAGE) targeted mice
Work: assistant professor at Roseman University, College of Dental Medicine
Hobbies: gardening, hiking, family, camping

Tyler Wood
Tyler Wood
Former Research: Targeting of receptors for advanced glycation end-products (RAGE) diminishes acute second hand smoke-induced inflammation in mice.
Where he is now: Midwestern College of Osteopathic Medicine
Hobbies: Fishing, hiking, sports 

Alex Wright
Alex Wright
Major: Exercise science
Minor: Italian
Hometown: Idaho Falls, Idaho
Where he is now: University of Utah School of Medicine