Lorinda K. Smith
Laboratory Manager Clinical Assistant Professor
Lorinda Smith is the manager of the Treasure Valley Anatomy & Physiology Laboratories and oversees the personnel, operations, and development of all the laboratories. Lorinda began at TVAPL in May, 2015. Prior to ISU, she taught human gross anatomy, neuroanatomy and related courses to graduate professional students at University of Utah. She started teaching gross anatomy in 2004.
Lorinda completed a B.S. in Biological Science at Northern Arizona University. She has a master’s in occupational therapy and worked in physical rehabilitation before returning to the University of Utah to earn a Higher Education Teaching Specialist Designation and pursue a PhD (neural control of movement in Parkinson disease). She has served on the American Association of Anatomists Advisory Committee for Young Anatomists and the Educational Advisory Committee, and has received several graduate student and young faculty research presentation awards for both educational and motor control research.
Associate Laboratory Manager, Bioskills Lab Supervisor
Noah Harper is the Supervisor of the Bioskills Laboratory and has been integral in its development. He is actively engaging groups both locally and nationally to foster the success of this unique enterprise. In his position as the Associate Laboratory Manager, Noah assists in the supervision of the Gross Anatomy Laboratory including training and oversight of Lab Technicians and Interns.
Noah joined the Treasure Valley Anatomy & Physiology Laboratories as a Laboratory Specialist in August, 2015 and was promoted to Bioskills Supervisor and Associate Laboratory Manager in July, 2016. He received his training in the anatomical sciences at the University of Utah and began teaching anatomical sciences in 2007. Noah is an active member of the American Association of Anatomists and has served on the Public Affairs and Strategic Planning Committees. As an outdoor enthusiast, Noah spends his free time exploring the mountains and river canyons surrounding the Treasure Valley and beyond.
Educational Program Coordinator
Padma Gadepally is the Educational Program Coordinator at the Treasure Valley Anatomy & Physiology Laboratories (TVAPL). Her responsibilities include coordinating the use of the Anatomy Instruction Studio for live and asynchronous distance learning for multiple user groups, expanding outreach to various user groups ranging from high schools to professionals interested in accessing the labs, utilizing a variety of teaching methods and technologies available in the labs, and providing assistance in seeking grant funding for community programming.
Padma has an extensive background in Anatomy and Physiology. She graduated from medical school in India with top honors, earning a MBBS (Bachelor in Medicine & Surgery) degree in 2000 and subsequently worked for many years as a health care provider and clinical researcher in and around Boise. She has experience with live and online teaching in addition to success with grant writing. Padma graduated Summa Cum Laude from Boise State University with an MHS (Masters in Health Sciences) in 2014 and worked at the Center for Health Policy as a Research Associate before starting at TVAPL in January, 2017. Padma enjoys spending free time with her loving family, dancing to the beat of music, and treasuring the wonderful Idaho outdoors.
Laboratory Administrative Assistant
Nancy Carpenter is the Administrative Assistant at the Treasure Valley Anatomy & Physiology Laboratories (TVAPL). She provides administrative support and guidance for all TVAPL staff and assists lab volunteers, anatomy students and faculty, bioskills lab users, and other visitors to the laboratories.
Nancy began her career at ISU-Meridian working in the Administration department in 2010. There, she worked in the Student Services front office assisting students, faculty and staff. She then transferred to the TVAPL in January 2016 and has been integral in lab development and in establishing TVAPL general safety and recordkeeping compliance training. Prior to ISU, Nancy worked in the payroll and accounting industry. In her free time, Nancy enjoys bike riding and spending time with family.
L.S. and Aline W. Skaggs Treasure Valley Anatomy & Physiology Laboratories