THE TEAM

Laboratory Director, Josiane L. Broussard, Ph.D.

Josie joined the faculty at Colorado State University in the Department of Health and Exercise Science in July of 2018. She moved up the road from CU Boulder where she spent 3 years as research track faculty developing expertise in circadian biology with Professor Ken Wright. Prior to her time in Colorado, Josie did her postdoctoral fellowship with Dr. Richard Bergman, focusing on obesity and diabetes research in an animal model. For her graduate work, Josie studied under Dr. Eve Van Cauter at the University of Chicago and focused on sleep and metabolism in people.

Laboratory Manager, Research Associate: Ellen Lyon, M.S.

Ellen is a Research Associate managing the SAM Lab at CSU. She has a background in clinical exercise physiology, and previously worked in diabetes and vascular research at the University of Colorado-Anschutz Medical Campus. She keeps the lab organized and running by overseeing all of the progress of our research projects. This includes IRB regulatory and compliance work, data collection and organization, participant recruitment and communications, training, scheduling, conducting study visits...and whatever else needs to be done!

PhD Student: Sarah J. Morton, M.S.

Sarah is responsible for general study organization, assays, study prep, student training and tissue processing. Sarah is a certified EMT and is pursuing her PhD in Human Bioenergetics at Colorado State University. She is the first PhD student in the new SAM Lab! When she's not in the lab, you will find her playing on soccer teams all over the city and rock climbing.

PhD Student: Sophie Seward, M.S.

Sophie graduated with her Master's degree in in Exercise & Sport Science: High Altitude Exercise Physiology from Western Colorado University and is now pursuing her PhD in Human Bioenergetics.  Sophie's PhD proposal will involve data collected from the Countermeasures to circadian misalignment in shift workers protocol. In Spring 2018 and 2019, Sophie qualified and run in the USA Olympic Trials for the marathon event! 

Professional Research Assistant: Shannon Lanza, M.S.

Shannon completed her Master’s degree in Integrative Physiology from CU in Spring of 2020. She is also applying to medical school, but until that begins, she will be in charge of executing the SAM Lab's newest protocol, Countermeasures to circadian misalignment in shift workers.

Undergraduate Research Assistant: Taylor Heap  
Taylor joined the SAM Lab in the Spring of 2019.  She is in the process of obtaining her Bachelor's Degree in Biomedical Sciences with honors along with a minor in Spanish.  Taylor will pursue a career as a medical doctor after her undergraduate work is complete. 
Undergraduate Research Assistant: Hannah Lewin 
Hannah joined the SAM Lab in the Fall of 2019. She is currently pursuing her Bachelor's Degree in Biomedical Sciences with honors and a minor in Sociology. She plans on attending Medical School when she completes her education here at CSU.
Undergraduate Research Assistant: Vincent Ly
Vincent joined the SAM Lab in the Summer of 2020. He is obtaining his Bachelor's Degree in Health and Exercise Science. He plans on pursuing an advanced medical degree when he completes his education here at CSU.

Professional Research Assistant: Brent Knud-Hansen, B.A.

Brent graduated from CU in December 2017 and joined the lab as a part-time PRA. He will be attending the accelerated nursing program at CU-Anschutz in January! Brent loves international travel and can read, write and speak fluent Japanese. 

Professional Research Assistant: Emma J. Tussey, B.S.

Joined the SAM Lab Fall 2018.

Professional Research Assistant: Chelsea Arent, B.A.
Joined the SAM Lab Fall 2019