Two former LCCC students are now published researchers

Samantha “Sami” Haller and Kayla Wilson were part of the team that researched and wrote “CARD9 knockout ameliorates myocardial disjunction associated with high fat diet-induced obesity” which appears in the most recent Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology, released in February.

Haller and Wilson are co-authors on this primary literature paper. During their time at LCCC, both students were members of the LCCC INBRE research group working on various projects including participation in the ongoing study of small mammal succession since the 1988 Yellowstone fires. Both students were supervised and mentored by Ami Wangeline, Zac Roehrs, and Meredith Roehrs, among others.

Haller, a Cheyenne native, graduated from LCCC in spring 2015 and transferred to UW to complete her degree in physiology. She anticipates attending professional school after her time at UW.

Also from Cheyenne, Wilson graduated from LCCC in spring 2014 and transferred to UW to complete her degree in biology. After she graduates this spring with a degree in biology, she plans to enroll in veterinary school.