THE TEAM

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 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.

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Lab 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. Here she is gazing lovingly at Science. Kidding, this is obviously one of her engagement photos.

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

Sarah is responsible for general study organization, assays, study prep, staff training and tissue processing. Sarah is a certified EMT and just started her PhD in Human Bioenergetics at Colorado State University. She is the first PhD student in the new SAM Lab! On the weekends and some evenings you will find her playing on soccer teams all over the city.

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

Brent graduated from CU in December 2017 and joined the lab as a parttime PRA. He also wants to go to med school one day (what's with these kids today and med school??) Brent is our resident circadian data analysis expert. Every few months we learn something new and surprising about Brent and have a sneaking suspicion he's a genius disguised as a road-tripping surfer dude. In the fall we learned that he can read, write and speak fluent Japanese. He recently travelled the world and returned  late 2018.

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

Emma has a "real" full-time job and does sleep research as a hobby. Emma USED to want to go to med school (or physical therapy school?) but we may have turned her to the dark side... Yes! We just found out we did turn her! We're still learning about Emma's hobbies--what's this jumping picture we found on her public Facebook page? More to come as the mystery unravels.

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