Biology Directory

Current Biology Staff

Lindsay Beck-Johnson / Research Scientist III
Phone: (970) 495-2496
Office: Biology 352

Christen Bossu / Resch Sci/Scholar II
Phone: (970) 495-2004

Anping Chen / Research Scientist II
Phone: (970) 495-5272
Office: Biology 343

Alpana Damle / Lab Coordinator
Phone: (970) 491-4061
Office: Az Yates

Tanya Dewey / Assistant Professor / Associate Chair of Undergraduate Studies
Phone: (970) 495-5021
Office: Biology 404

Maylou Flores / Department Payroll
Phone: (970) 491-1932
Office: Biology 111R

Ayo Garner / Department Business Officer
Phone: (970) 492-4706
Office: Biology 111O

Ren Hellmuth / Lab Coordinator
Phone: (970) 491-3504
Office: Yates

Catherine Herzog / Postdoctoral Fellow
Office: Biology BIO 35

I am an epidemiologist and quantitative infectious disease ecologist with experience working abroad (Egypt, Zambia, Tanzania, Ethiopia) and domestically (Military Health System) on interdisciplinary teams. I am interested in emerging, infectious pathogens of humans and animals and working in multi-host disease systems.

Tyler Heyne / Human Resources Technician
Phone: (970) 491-0827
Office: 111N

Helping out the Biology Department with the search for, and hiring of, Administrative Professionals and State Classified employees. I also assist the Office Manager in a few other areas, as well as serving as the Key Manager and Assistant Proctor for the Biology Building.

Liz Hysen / Lead Academic Success Coordinator
Phone: (970) 491-8309

Tessema Kassaw / Research Scientist I
Phone: (970) 491-3320
Office: Biology 231

Kristin Kerr / Undergrad Program Coord AAIII
Phone: (970) 491-2050
Office: Biology 111M

Rita Knoll / Biology Department Office Manager
Phone: (970) 491-8219
Office: 111p

Mihika Kozma / Postdoctoral Fellow
Phone: (970) 495-5631

Ross Madden / Assistant Director of Information Technology
Phone: (970) 491-5710
Office: Biology 302

Cecilia Milano de Tomasel / Research Associate IV
Phone: (970) 491-7802
Office: Biology 304

I am interested in the study of the interaction between organisms and their environment for the regulation of different ecosystem processes. My areas of interest are nematode communities, soil ecology, and soil biodiversity. My previous professional work has been mainly focused on the study of nematodes. I earned a degree in Biology from the Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata (Argentina) working with Meloidogyne in potato cultivars at INTA and later a M.Sc. in Plant Pathology at CSU working with Ditylenchus Dipsaci and Aphelenchoides Ritzema-bosi in alfalfa. Before joining Diana Wall’s group as Lab Manager, I worked as head nematologist/pathologist at a private plant disease diagnostic laboratory.

Brooke Montgomery / Research Associate IV
Phone: (970) 491-7441
Office: Biology 248

Amy Olson / Travel and P-cards
Phone: (970) 491-7014

As a horticulturist, Landscape Architect, and Accountant, I understand the worlds of science, art, and business and work to bridge these worlds while also learning more about the research that our department performs and excitedly share the excitement of this knowledge with those around me.

Laura Perry / Resch Sci/Scholar III
Phone: (970) 226-9196
Office: Nrrl 100

Kasavajhala Prasad / Resch Sci/Scholar II
Phone: (970) 495-2384
Office: Biology 416

Dorothy Ramirez / Graduate Coordinator
Phone: (970) 491-1923
Office: Biology 111K

Abbie Reade / Academic Success Coordinator
Phone: (970) 491-8578
Office: Biology 111

Hanna Royals / Research Associate III

Daniel Salkeld / Research Scientist III
Phone: (970) 495-2644
Office: Biology 432

Elizabeth Saunders / Communications, Events and Facilities Coordinator
Phone: (970) 491-8804
Office: Biology 111J

Alex Tate / Research Associate II

Aaron Vanasse / CNSIT South IT Coordinator
Phone: (970) 491-6284

Maggie Weir / Academic Success Coordinator
Phone: (970) 491-8870
Office: 111E

Jennie Willis / Prof/Indiv Contrib III
Phone: (970) 491-2993
Office: Biology 252