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Faculty and Staff

Dr. Clapp, PhD

Dr. Clapp received a bachelor’s degree in biological science in 1996, a master’s degree in anatomy in 1999, and a PhD in neuroscience in 2004. He is the director of the biomedical sciences Master of Science program at Colorado State University, oversees the human anatomy curriculum, and teaches Human Gross Anatomy, Functional Anatomy, and Advanced Dissection. In addition to teaching at CSU, Dr. Clapp taught Neuroanatomy at Rocky Vista College of Osteopathic Medicine in Parker, Colorado. He lives in Windsor, Colorado with his wife and two kids and enjoys mountain biking, softball, and wake surfing.

Heather Hall, M.Ed

In 2003, Ms. Hall received a bachelor’s degree in English from Rowan University. In college, she worked as a logistics coordinator for the Colorado Outward Bound School. After graduating, she went on to teach English to 6th-8th graders at the Gill St. Bernard’s school in New Jersey and at the Vail Mountain School in Colorado. Ms. Hall also taught outdoor education courses and coached girls and boys basketball and lacrosse teams. In 2015, she received a master’s degree in education from Colorado State University, where she currently works as the graduate education coordinator for the one-year master’s degree program in biomedical sciences. Ms. Hall lives in Fort Collins with her two Corgis and a cat named Sherlock. She enjoys hiking, paddle boarding, cooking, and gardening.

​Kenny Ivie, MS

Mr. Kenny Ivie grew up in Grand Junction, Colorado and moved to Fort Collins in 2007 to attend Colorado State University. He completed a BS degree in biomedical sciences in 2011 and a MS degree in biomedical sciences in 2012. Mr. Ivie currently serves as an anatomy instructor in CSU's human gross ana​tomy and human anatomy dissection courses and is very involved with coordinating K-12 outreach efforts for the Dept. of Biomedical Sciences. Additionally, Mr. Ivie teaches in the undergraduate and graduate animal anatomy courses and serves as a floor anatomist for Veterinary Anatomy. Mr. Ivie lives in Loveland, Colorado and enjoys hiking, snowboarding, cooking, and spending time with friends.

Dr. Christianne Magee, DVM, PhD

Dr. Magee graduated from Tufts University Veterinary School in 2004. After completing an internship in large animal medicine, she and her husband moved to Colorado where she was to complete a two-year residency in equine reproduction at the famed Equine Reproduction Laboratory. Fortunately for us, Dr. Magee and her husband fell in love with Colorado and she completed a PhD in reproductive endocrinology in 2010 at the Animal Reproduction and Biotechnology Laboratory. Dr. Magee teaches in the Colorado State University Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Program, where she serves as the course director for Veterinary Physiology and is a floor anatomist for Veterinary Anatomy. She is also the advisor for the biomedical sciences Master of Science animal anatomy concentration, oversees all aspects of domestic animal instruction in the undergraduate and graduate programs in biomedical sciences, and teaches Domestic Animal Anatomy, Dissection, and Case-Based Learning. Dr. Magee enjoys cooking, gardening, skiing, riding horses, and spending time with her husband and their daughter.

​Dr. Carolyn Meyer, PhD

Dr. Meyer grew up in Lexington, Kentucky. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in agricultural biotechnology from the University of Kentucky in 2008 and went on to work in nutrigenomics at the biotechnology company Alltech before beginning graduate school. In 2015, she completed a PhD in anatomy and neurobiology at the University of Kentucky, where her research focused on traumatic brain injury. Dr. Meyer joined Colorado State University as an assistant professor in the fall of 2015 and is excited to be involved with outreach programs. She previously taught summer camp courses for high school juniors interested in health care careers. Dr. Meyer lives in Loveland, Colorado with her husband and son and enjoys cooking, hiking with her dog, and shopping in her free time.

Graduate Teaching Assistants

​Bella Battistelli, BS

Ms. Battistelli is originally from New Jersey, but her family settled in Arvada, Colorado when she was young. She received her bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences from Colorado State University in 2017. After taking Human Gross Anatomy during her junior year, Bella realized her passion for the subject and has since participated in outreach events through the Dept. of Biomedical Sciences and served as a teaching assistant for Human Gross Anatomy. She is currently working on completing a MS degree in Biomedical Sciences at CSU and expects to graduate in August 2018. Ms. Battistelli lives in Fort Collins and works as a CNA at a local longterm care nursing facility. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends.

​Natascha Heise, MS

Ms. Natascha Heise is originally from Germany where she received her BS degree in Biology from the University of Kiel in 2014. She moved to Colorado to attend graduate school and received her MS degree in Biomedical Sciences from Colorado State University in 2015. She is currently pursuing her PhD in Biomedical Sciences with a focus in Anatomy Education. Throughout the academic year, Ms. Natascha assists in teaching human gross anatomy and neurobiology to undergraduate and graduate students at CSU. She is also an active member of the Wapiyapi community and facilitates outreach events for the Dept. of Biomedical Sciences. She lives in Fort Collins and enjoys cooking, hiking, and running half marathons.