Assistant Professor of Biology
Alicia Ebert, Assistant Professor of Biology, grew up in northern Colorado before moving to Laramie, WY where she received a bachelor's degree in molecular biology with minors in chemistry and psychology in 2002. After a year as a technician in a neuroscience lab at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, she decided to pursue graduate school. In 2008, she received a Ph.D. from the Molecular, Cellular and Integrative Neurosciences program at Colorado State University. In 2008, a postdoctoral fellowship in neuroscience took her across the border to Calgary, Alberta, where she was a member of the Hotchkiss Brain Institute at the University of Calgary.
Alicia's research involves elucidating the mechanisms involved in early eye development using zebrafish as a model organism. One project focuses on the tissue cohesion of the developing eye as it migrates from the early forebrain to its final lateral position on either side of the head. A second project investigates the neuronal/vasculature interactions in the developing eye.
When Alicia is not in the lab, she spends time with her family and dogs, and enjoys gardening and being outside.