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 complete a Master's of Philosophy, a Higher Education Teaching Specialist Designation, and advanced graduate work in the neural control of movement in Parkinson's 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.
Laboratory Technician Supervisor
Robert Sloan is a Laboratory Technician Supervisor at the Treasure Valley Anatomy and Physiology Laboratories. He provides direct supervision of the many part-time laboratory technicians, laboratory volunteers, and interns at TVAPL. His duties also include coordinating staffing needs for teaching labs and events, supply ordering, maintenance, safety training and special projects.
Robert began his career at Idaho State University, Meridian in February, 2016 in the facilities department and transferred to TVAPL in August, 2017. He completed an A.A.S. in Biosciences Laboratory Technology in 2014 and an A.A.S. in Veterinary Technology in 2012. Robert has been a true asset to the Labs with his vast and varied knowledge and “outside the box” problem solving skills. In his free time, Robert enjoys rock crawling in his jeep, fishing and camping with his family.
Sean Wale is a Laboratory Technician at the Treasure Valley Anatomy & Physiology Laboratories. He manages many of the day-to-day operations in the lab spaces including oversight of lab maintenance and the growing library of prosections. Sean trains many of the part time employees and volunteers and creates high quality prosections for educational use.
Sean joined TVAPL in September, 2017 as a part time employee and was hired into a full-time position in December, 2017. Sean came to TVAPL after graduating magna cum laude from Boise State University with a B.S. in Health Science. While there, Sean played on the football team as the starting punter for four years. He received all-conference honors for academics and athletics, as well as being named an College Sports Information Directors of America - Academic All-American. Sean also performed research on the use of gold nanoparticles in cancer detection for the Boise State University DNA Nanotech Team. In his free time, he volunteers for Red Cross Idaho and enjoys the outdoors, including fly fishing, snowboarding, and camping.
Instructional Media Specialist
David Anes is the Instructional Media Specialist of the Treasure Valley Anatomy & Physiology Laboratories and oversees all the IT and media technologies in the laboratories. David joined the team in 2018 and brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience in the IT and A/V industry, a career that has spanned 18 years and taken him to more than 60 countries.
Prior to ISU, David played an integral part in establishing the A/V department at the College of Western Idaho, a new community college, designing and creating a wide variety of teaching environments. The classrooms that David created were specifically noted in an accreditation report from the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities as being highly functional learning spaces. In 2016, David worked as an A/V Project Manager overseeing large scale installations throughout Southern Idaho. His exceptional ability to quickly execute solutions to problems, while not losing sight of the overarching goal, have made David a successful A/V professional.
When he's not immersed in A/V projects, you will find David spending time with his wife, Tamra, and their three sons, they enjoy easy access to the great outdoors, and David especially enjoys bass fishing. When time allows, you can find David mixing live audio or in a recording studio making music.
David's passion for quality and excellence in projects and relationships alike make him a perfect fit for Idaho State University and the TVAPL team.