Student Spotlight

Jared Keele, OMS II

Class of 2021

  • Hometown: Anchorage, AK
  • Undergraduate Studies: Human Nutrition/Dietetics and Biology
  • Clubs and Activities: Vice-President of the Student Government Association and RVU Ambassador for the Emergency Medicine Club.

Why did you choose RVUCOM? A big reason was to stay in Colorado. I have also had friends matriculate through RVU before me who...
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Faculty Spotlight

David R. Crimin, DO, CMD

Assistant Professor of Primary Care

  • Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
  • Undergraduate Studies: Weber State College, Ogden, UT.
  • Graduate Studies: Medical School: Des Moines University, Des Moines, IA. Internship at Doctors Hospital Medical Center in Colorado Springs, CO and Residency at Colorado Springs Osteopathic Foundation and Family Medicine Center. I spent nearly 27 years in a Rural Family Medicine, hospital and ED practice in Richfield, UT.

What do you like most about teaching at RVUCOM? I brag that I have the best of two worlds: teaching...
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Profile

An Dang, PhD

Post-Doctoral Anatomy Fellow
Instructor of Structural Medicine

Department of Structural Medicine

adang@rvu.edu • (720) 795-9723
RVUCOM-CO Campus • Room 313

 

Education | Professional Experience | Service and Contributions | Professional Societies and Affiliations | Honors and Awards | Publications and Presentations | Research and Studies | Biographical Information


Education


  • Postdoctoral Fellowship
    Biomedical Sciences Program
    Colorado State University
    Fort Collins, CO
    2018
  • Doctor of Philosophy
    Biomedical Sciences Program
    Colorado State University
    Fort Collins, CO
    2017
  • Bachelor of Arts
    Neuroscience
    Colorado College
    Colorado Springs, CO
    2009

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Professional Experience


  • 2014 – 2018: Graduate Teaching Assistant, Neuroanatomy
    Colorado State University
  • 2018: Instructor, Fundamentals of Physiology 
    Colorado State University
  • 2018: Teaching Assistant, Human Anatomy
    Colorado State University
  • 2016 – 2018: Guest Lecturer, Pharmacology
    Colorado State University
  • 2010 – 2011: Team Leader and Administrative Assistant, Colorado Collegiate Health Professions Development Program
    Colorado Area Health Education Center at the CU-Anschutz Medical Campus

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Service and Contributions


Miscellaneous

  • Molecular, Cellular and Integrative Neurosciences (MCIN) Executive Committee Postdoctoral Representative (2018)
  • Biomedical Sciences Research Retreat Committee Member (2016 – 2018)
  • Frontiers in Biomedical Sciences (BMS) Committee Member (2015 – 2018)
  • Brain Awareness Week (Outreach Program) Volunteer (2011 – 2018)
  • MCIN Executive Committee Student Representative (2015 – 2016)
  • MCIN Graduate Academics Committee Student Representative (2014 – 2015)
  • College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences Research Day Committee Member (2012 – 2015)
  • MCIN Research Committee Graduate Student Representative (2012 – 2015)

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Professional Societies and Affiliations


  • American Association of Anatomists
    2014 – 2018
  • Comprehensive Academic-Related Program for Graduate Students of Color
    2014 – 2018
  • The Endocrinology Society
    2012 – 2018
  • Society for the Study of Reproduction
    2011 – 2018
  • Front Range Neuroscience Group
    2011 – 2018
  • Rocky Mountain Neuroscience Group
    2011 – 2018

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Honors and Awards


  • Grant Recipient
    Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards for Individual Predoctoral Fellowships
    2015 – 2017

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Publications and Presentations


Publications

Presentations

  • “Mitochondrial Oxidation Regulates Local-type Calcium Channel Signaling in Gonadotropes”
    Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology: Ion Channel Regulation
    2017
  • “Reactive Oxygen Species Modulate Local L-type Calcium Channel Signaling in Gonadotropes”
    16th Annual College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences Research Day
    2015
    48th Annual Meeting for the Society of the Study of Reproduction
    2015
    12th Annual Meeting of the Front Range Neuroscience Group
    2014
  • “Actin Cytoskeleton Modulates Local L-type Calcium Channel Signaling and ERK Activation in Gonadotropes”
    Rocky Mountain Reproductive Sciences Symposium
    2014
    Poster Preview Presentation at ICE/ENDO
    2014
    Colorado State University Biomedical Sciences Retreat
    2014
    15th Annual College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences Research Day
    2014
    Spring Poster Symposium
    2014
    16th International Congress of Endocrinology/The Endocrine Society’s 96th Annual Meeting and Expo
    2014
    11th Annual Meeting of the Front Range Neuroscience Group
    2013
  • “Investigating the Role of Local L-type Calcium Channel Signaling in MAPK Cascade Activation in Gonadotropes”
    BMS792B: Seminar-Neurophysiology
    May 2013
    46th Annual Meeting for the Society of the Study of Reproduction
    2013
  • “Local L-type Calcium Channel Signaling in AlphaT3-1 Cells”
    14th Annual College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences Research Day Research Day
    2013
    Spring Poster Symposium
    2013
    Rocky Mountain Reproductive Sciences Symposium
    2013
    10th Annual Meeting of the Front Range Neuroscience Group
    2012

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Research and Studies


  • “Understanding GnRH signaling mechanisms and localized calcium microdomains as essential for gonadotropin hormone synthesis,” Colorado State University, Department of Biomedical Sciences (2011 – present)
  • “Cholinergic receptor expression associated with schizophrenia in olfactory bulbs,” University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus  (2009 – 2010)
  • “Administration of animal lab tests demonstrating the effects of PBDEs on learning and attention through cholinergic neurotransmitter systems,” Colorado College (2008)

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Biographical Information


As a Colorado native, Dr. Dang has not strayed far from home. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Neuroscience from Colorado College and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Biomedical Sciences from Colorado State University (CSU). Her studies also include the completion of a Molecular, Cellular, and Integrative Neurosciences Program from CSU.

Teaching and learning is an integral part of life for Dr. Dang. The best advice she has received is that you shouldn’t worry about “making it” in this world, but to focus on the lessons you learn and the people you meet along the way. In her new role at RVU, she is excited to work with “passionate and dedicated faculty and students who want to make a difference in the world.” She strives to share her excitement for science and understanding of the human body, while making it her goal for students to appreciate the body as a whole system, rather than simply memorizing details in isolation.

In her spare time, Dr. Dang enjoys cooking and spending time with family and friends. Her favorite place she’s visited is Botswana because “the people were so kind and open hearted to others.” Paddling along the water lilies in the Okavango Delta, and seeing the hippos and lions was a real treat.

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