Biomedical Science and Human Disease

Koela Ray, M.S.

Koela moved to Burlington from India with a Masters in Immunology. Here at UVM, she earned her second Master’s in Biology, and a Post-Bac certification in MLS. Koela joined the College of Nursing and Health Sciences in the Department of Biomedical and Health Sciences in January, 2012 as a Medical laboratory specialist and faculty member. Currently, she is also a PhD candidate at the Clinical and Translational Science program and is working with Dr. Elizabeth Bonney in the Department Of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, on Biomarkers of Preterm Delivery, as her research focus.

Drones for Environmental Mapping

Jarlath O’Neil-Dunne, M.A.

Jarlath O’Neil-Dunne is the Director of the University of Vermont’s (UVM) Spatial Analysis Laboratory (SAL). He leads a team that specializing in mapping the Earth from above using technologies ranging from satellites to drones. His work varies, from helping cities assess their tree canopy using 3D maps produced from lasers, to assessing damage following a natural disaster using drones. He received his undergraduate degree in Forestry from the University of New Hampshire and his masters degree in Water Resources from the University of Vermont.

Facing Environmental Futures

Harlan Morehouse, Ph.D.

Harlan Morehouse is a lecturer in the University of Vermont’s Department of Geography. He earned his PhD in Geography from the University of Minnesota. His primary research interests focus on the social, cultural, and political implications of environmental change. His recent work includes: exploring connections between glacier recession and cultural loss; conducting collaborative research on water dowsing in rural Vermont; and, examining relationships between sound and landscape in an era of biodiversity loss.

Health and Medicine

Paula Tracy

Paula received her BS in Biology from William Smith College in 1972 and her PhD in Biochemistry from Syracuse University in 1977. Her 5-year post-doctoral experience at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN provided the framework for her research endeavors in blood coagulation that have continued for the past 40 years. Following her initial faculty appointment at the University of Rochester in 1983, she joined the Medicine and Biochemistry departments at UVM in 1985 as part of a group to establish a center of excellence in cardiovascular research. During her tenure at UVM, she has been extremely fortunate to work with both amazing colleagues and students in unraveling the roles played by both platelets and white blood cells in blood coagulation. She enjoys training, teaching and advising undergraduate, graduate and medical students. For the past 5 years, she has been engaged in the development of summer enrichment programs for students interested in research and medicine. She also served as Director of Preclinical Education in the Larner College of Medicine at UVM from 2012 – 2018.

Stephen Everse, Ph.D.

Stephen received his BS in chemistry from Beloit College in 1988 and his PhD in Chemistry from the UCSD for work on the structure of the coagulation protein, fibrinogen, in 1995.  He moved to UVM in 1998 where he and his group have solved many structures including another coagulation protein, bovine factor Vai, and the transferrin/transferrin receptor complex, the complex responsible for controlling the iron content of cells. During his tenure at UVM he has been engaged in teaching and advising undergraduate, graduate and medical students.  For the last 8 years he has served as the course director for the first course offered to our incoming medical students, an 18-week course entitled, Foundations of Clinical Sciences.

Introductory Neuroscience

Alicia Ebert, Ph.D.

Alicia Ebert earned a PhD in Molecular, Cellular, and Integrative Neuroscience from Colorado State University. She is currently an Associate Professor of Biology at UVM and is Co-Director of the Undergraduate Neuroscience Program. Her work focuses on using zebrafish as a model organism to investigate mechanisms that regulate development of the nervous system.

Storytelling With Photographs

Andrew Frost, M.F.A.

Andrew Frost is a photographer, printer, and book maker who lives and works in Burlington, Vermont. He received his MFA from Syracuse University, he has published multiple books of photographs, and his work has recently been exhibited nationally and internationally.