Current Members of the Hoerndli Lab

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Dayton Pierce

Cellular and Molecular Graduate Program (CMB)

Biomedical Sciences Graduate Student.

GAUSSI (Generating, Analyzing, Understanding, Sensory and Sequencing Information)

Fellowship award 2018


Rachel Doser

Molecular, Cellular and Integrative Neurosciences Program (MCIN),

Biomedical Sciences Graduate Student.

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Past Lab Members

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Ashlee Lipinski

Senior in Molecular Neuroscience Major and volunteer research student in the Hoerndli lab.


Lamees Al-Hassan.

Research Volunteer with a Masters in Environmental Toxicology from CSU.


Jo Walker

CSU undergraduate research assistant. Major in Neuroscience

Matthew T. Yohannes

CSU undergraduate research , URA part of the Catalyst program, Neuroscience Major.

Frederic J. Hoerndli

Assistant Professor in Biomedical Sciences in the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Colorado State University.

Member of the Molecular Cellular and Integrative Neuroscience Program

Member of the Cellular and Molecular Biology Graduate Program as Research Faculty

Member of the Prion Research Center as Research Faculty


Bruce Pulford

Ph.D. Neuroscience CSU.


Jordan Dunlap

Honors Student and Neuroscience Major Spring 2019

Honors Thesis:”Determination of Behavioral and Optogenetic Parameters for Synapse Specific

Strengthening in C. elegans”

Currently Research Assistant in the lab of Takako Makita, PhD

Department of Pediatrics,Darby Children's Research Institute, Medical University of South Carolina


Colin O’Neil

Undergraduate Research Volunteer January 2019-July 2019

CSU Senior, Neuroscience Major.


Serena Mancha

2nd year DVM Student.

VSSP : Veterinary Summer Scholar Program. June 2018-August 2018


Irina Aimoukanova

CSU graduate in Neuroscience 2018

Research associate at Zalgen biotech in Denver.

Entrepreneur with her own small company and a book on Kindle at Amazon.


Marissa Santistevan

CSU graduate in Microbiology December 2018

Research Associate at BioPharma. Inc


Lab research assistant July 2018-April 2019