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Valerie Copié, Ph.D.Valerie Copie

Professor of Biochemistry
111A Chemistry & Biochemistry Building
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT 59717
Phone: (406) 994-7244
Fax: (406) 994-5407
vcopie@chemistry.montana.edu

Bio:

  • Course Chair, MEDS 514 Molecular and Cellular Biology (Biochemistry)
  • Valerie's research interests include Biophysical Chemistry, Protein Structures, and Dynamics as Probed by Nuclear Magnetic Resonance as well as NMR metabolomics (profiling of cellular metabolites in diseased cells). She teaches metabolic regulation in the WWAMI Medical Program.

Education:

  • BS, University of Minnesota, 1983
  • PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1990
  • Postdoctoral, NIH Fellow, UC, Berkeley, 1990-1992
  • Postdoctoral NIH IRTA Fellow, NIH, Bethesda, 1992-1996

Appointments:

  • Full Professor of Biochemistry, Montana State University, 2011-
  • Associate Professor of Biochemistry, Montana State University, 2003-2011
  • Assistant Professor of Biochemistry, Montana State University, 1997-2003
  • Affiliate Professor of Biochemistry, University of Washington-Seattle, 2003-

Honors:

  • Recipient of the Cox Family Fund Excellence Faculty Award, 2008
  • NSF Career Advancement Award Recipient, April 2000

 

Jeff Cory, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor
Bozeman Deaconess Hospital, Neuropsychology
905 Highland Blvd., Ste. 4500
Bozeman, MT 59715
(406) 522-2400
jcory@bdh-boz.com

Bio:

  • Course Chair, MEDS 533 Systems of Human Behavior
  • BA, Stanford University, Psychology, 1995
  • MS, Colorado State University, Counseling Psychology, 1999
  • PhD, Colorado State University, Counseling Psychology, 2003
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Medical Psychology-Neuropsychology, UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior and Stewart & Lynda Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital, 2003-2005
  • Licensed Psychologist with a specialization in Clinical Neuropsychology and Medical Psychology, with further interest and expertise in cross-cultural and particularly Spanish-lauguage neuropsychological care.

 

Cassie Cusick, Ph.D.Cassie Cusick

Professor, Cell Biology and Neuroscience
Director of Anatomical Curriculum
508 Leon Johnson Hall
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT 59717
(406) 994-3993
ccusick@montana.edu

Bio:

  • BA, Occidental College, 1974; Biology and German
  • Ph.D., University of Washington, Department of Biological Structure, 1979; Anatomy and Neuroscience
  • Postdoctoral in Neuroscience, Vanderbilt University in the laboratory of Jon Kaas, 1979-1983
  • Research Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Vanderbilt University, 1983-1985
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy, Tulane University School of Medicine, 1985-1987
  • Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy (Structural and Cellular Biology), Tulane University School of Medicine, 1985-1993
  • Professor, Department of Anatomy, Tulane University School of Medicine, 1993-2008
  • Professor, Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, Montana State University, 2008-
  • Teaching Experience:
    • Tulane University School of Medicine, 1985-2008; taught Gross Anatomy and Neuroscience in the first year medical curriculum, the latter as the Course Director for 9 years
    • WWAMI Medical Program, Montana State University, 2008- ; Director of Anatomy Curriculum and Neuroscience
  • Research Interests: visual and somatosensory systems of primates
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Steve Eiger, Ph.D.Steve Eiger

Associate Professor of Cell Biology and Neuroscience
507 Leon Johnson Hall
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT 59717
(406) 994-5612
eiger@montana.edu

Bio:

  • Course Chair, MEDS 512 Mechanisms of Cellular Biology
  • BS, University of Miami, 1972
  • Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1984
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Berkeley, 1984-1985
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, San Francisco, 1986-1989

 

Robert Flaherty, M.D.Robert Flaherty

115 Swingle Health Center
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT 59717
(406) 994-2311
flaherty@montana.edu

Bio:

  • BA, Albion College, 1971
  • MD, Washington University (St. Louis), 1975
  • Family Practice Residency, University of Utah, 1978
  • Bob is a physician at the MSU Student Health Service.  His research interests include the application of evidence-based medicine to clinical practice and physician education, medical informatics, the impact of information technology on social organization, and the biological characteristics of complex non-living systems (emergent systems and swarm theory).  After work he enjoys playing trumpet, arranging music, wood- and metal-working and bicycling. 

 

Susan Gibson, M.S.Susan Gibson

Adjunct Instructor, Cell Biology & Neurosciences
505 Leon Johnson Hall
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT 59717
(406) 994-3151
skgibson@montana.edu

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Anthony Goodman, M.D.Anthony Goodman

 

 

 

 

 


 

Sandra Halonen, Ph.D.Sandra Halonen

Assistant Professor
Cooley Laboratory 215
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT 59717
(406) 994-5351
shalonen@montana.edu

Bio:

  • Instructor, Infectious Diseases and Microbiology MEDS 521
  • Sandra Halonen's Research in the Department of Micirobiology is in the area of Biology of Toxoplasma gondii in the central nervous system.
  • BA,  University of Illinois, Ecology, Ethology & Evolution; Champaign-Urbana, IL (1980)
  • MS, University of Illinois, Biology, Champaign-Urbana, IL (1984)
  • PhD, Louisiana State University, Parasitology; Baton Rouge, LA (1993)

 

Michael Herring, M.D.Michael Herring

Adjunct Professor of Medical Science
905 Highland Blvd., Suite 4500
Bozeman, MT 59715
(406) 522-2400
herrboz@aol.com

Bio:

  • Course Director, MEDS 513 & 522, Intro. to Clinical Medicine
    MEDS 513 Intro. to Clinical Medicine Course Description
  • Dr. Herring's clinical practice is in Internal Medicine. He teaches WWAMI medical students, is involved in parenting, hiking, running.
  • MD, University of Texas, Southwestern Medical School, 1991
  • BA, Harvard College, 1986 History and Literature

 

Mark Jutila, Ph.D.Mark Jutila

Professor, Immunology and Infectious Diseases
Molecular Biosciences Building 241
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT 59717
(406) 994-4540
uvsmj@montana.edu

Bio:

  • Course Director, MEDS 523 Immunology and Human Diseases
  • BS, Montana State University-Bozeman, 1982; Microbiology
  • MS, Washington State University, Pullman, 1984; Microbiology
  • PhD, Washington State University, Pullman, 1986; Immunology/Vet Sci
  • Postdoctoral, Stanford University, 1989; Immunology
  • Mark Jutila's Research, Department of Veterinary Molecular Biology

 

Nicole Meissner-Pearson, M.D., Ph.D.Nicole Meissner-Pearson

Research Assistant Professor, Immunology and Infectious Diseases
122 Molecular Biosciences Building
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT 59717
(406) 994-7693
nicolem@montana.edu

Bio:

  • B.A.,
  • Dr. Meissner's research involves cellular immunology.

 

Mark Lehman, M.A.

Instructor of Spanish
118 Gaines Hall
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT 59717
(406) 994-4448
lehmanmark@hotmail.com

Bio:

  • B.A. Spanish Teaching K-12, Minor Latin American and Latino Studies, Montana State University, 2008
  • BS, History Teaching, Montana State University, 2008
  • M.A., Spanish Teaching, Southern Oregon University, Guanajuato, Mexico, 2013

 

Susan Sindelar, B.A., M.Ed.Susan Sindelar

Adjunct Instructor

 

 

Bio:

  • Susan Sindelar teaches patient interviewing skills to first year medical students in the Introduction to Clinical Medicine Course. She also coordinates and facilitates videotaped student interviews with senior citizens and standardized patients. Susan lives in a rural agricultural setting north of Bozeman with her husband, Brian.
  • BS, Montana State University-Bozeman, 1966; Education
  • M.Ed., Montana State University-Bozeman, 1978; Educational Guidance and Counseling

 

Mike Spinelli, M.D.Michael Spinelli

Assistant Program Director
Spinelli Internal Medicine
931 Highland Park Blvd, Suite 3210
Bozeman, MT 59715
(406) 556 5533
Mspinelli@bdh-boz.com

Bio:

  • Course Director, MEDS 516 and MEDS 591
  • General Internal Medicine Physician at Bozeman Deaconess Hospital
  • BS, Biology, Virginia Military Institute, 1998
  • MD, Medical College of Virginia (VCU), 2006
  • Internal Medicine Residency, Georgetown University, 2006-2009
  • Chief Resident, Georgetown Internal Medicine, 2010
  • Interests: Physician and medical student education, effective patient communication skills, quality and performance improvement
  • Hobbies: Anything outside - skiing, hiking, backpacking, fly fishing

 

Martin Teintze, Ph.D.Martin Teintze

Program Director
Associate Professor, Biochemistry
310 Leon Johnson Hall
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT 59717
(406) 994-4411
mteintze@montana.edu

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Jovanka Voyich-Kane, Ph.D.Jovanka Voyich-Kane

Associate Professor, Immunology and Infectious Diseases
Cooley Lab 223
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT 59717
(406) 994-7184
jovanka@montana.edu

Bio:

  • Course Director, MEDS 521, Infectious Diseases and Microbiology
  • B.S., Biology with minor in Spanish, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT, 1996
  • Ph.D., Department of Veterinary Molecular Biology, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT, 2001
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Laboratory of Human Bacterial Pathogensis Rocky Mountain Laboratories, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, 2001 - 2006
  • Dr. Kane's research investigates pathogen-directed molecular processes involved in evasion of host defenses.