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Lorinda Smith

Lorinda K. Smith

Laboratory Director, Clinical Assistant Professor


Lorinda Smith is the Director 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.

Noah Harper

Noah Harper

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.

Padma Gadepally

Padma Gadepally

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.

Nancy Carpenter

Nancy Carpenter

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.

David Anes

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.

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Jillian Palmos

Laboratory Technician


Jillian Palmos is a full-time lab technician at the Treasure Valley Anatomy & Physiology Laboratories. She facilitates the day-to-day use and maintenance of the laboratories, provides assistance to TVAPL staff, and also provides support and direction for part-time lab technicians and volunteers. Jillian joined the team in 2020 and brings a passion for learning, an eye for detail, and top-notch organizational skills.

Jillian graduated Summa Cum Laude with her B.S. in Psychology, and a minor in Chemistry, from Boise State University in 2020. Throughout her undergraduate career she was involved with multiple student organizations, served as a research assistant, and interned as a forensic technician with the Ada County Coroner’s Office. Jillian aspires to become a medical doctor and will be applying in the 2022 cycle. Whenever she has free time, Jillian likes to spend it outside. She loves hiking and camping whenever possible.