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Team Members

Simon Turner

Founder and former Director of PSRL. Dr. Turner's vision and expertise as a leading authority in large animal surgery made the establishment of PSRL a reality over 20 years ago. His vast experience and knowledge of sheep as a research model advanced the PSRL to a nationally known status and highly respected research facility. Recently named a Professor Emeritus at CSU, Dr. Turner continues to play a vital role in all studies performed at the PSRL.

Howard Seim

Co-Director of PSRL. Dr. Seim has been with the lab for over 20 years and was instrumental in establishing sheep as a model to study a variety of spinal disorders. Dr. Seim graduated with a DVM from Washington State University and is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. He helps manage the daily operations of the lab and is a PI and primary sheep spine surgeon.
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Phone: (970) 297-1256

Jeremiah Easley

Co-director of PSRL. A DVM graduate from Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, completed a large animal surgery residency at the University of Florida. He manages the daily operations of the laboratory and acts as a PI or Co-PI on all research projects performed at the PSRL.
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Phone: (970) 682-0079

Ross Palmer

Principal Investigator, orthopaedic research. Dr. Palmer has been an active member of the lab since 2004 with expertise in ACL, meniscal, bone healing, and minimally invasive sacroiliac fusion models. Dr. Palmer graduated with a DVM from Kansas State University and is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. He is also active in clinical orthopaedics at the CSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital.
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Phone: (970) 297-4461

Eileen Hackett

​Principal investigator and active member of the lab since 2004. Dr. Hackett's expertise involves rotator cuff, Achilles tendon, stress incontinence, vaginal prolapse, fascia and other soft tissue models. She graduated with a DVM from the University of Illinois and is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care. She plays an active role in large animal surgery and critical care at the CSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital.
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Phone: (970) 297-4035

Kimberly Lebsock, BS

Member of the PSRL team for over 10 years. Kim graduated from CSU with Bachelors of Science degree in microbiology. Originally a student assistant in the PSRL, Kim became a research associate and surgical technician prior to entering her current position as the flock manager overseeing day to day sheep husbandry.

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