Avery Lessard

Student Researcher College Office

About Avery

Avery Lessard is currently employed through the PREP program at Colorado State University. Mark Zabel and Julie Moreno mentor Avery during her time in the program. This program is meant to set her up for the pursuit of a PhD. She has dedicated the last four years to prion research. Her research primarily focuses on Chronic Wasting Disease. She also has experience working in a clinical setting with the SARS-CoV-2 saliva testing at Colorado State University. Outside of the lab, she enjoys skiing, hiking, and taking her dog on adventures around Colorado.


B.S., Microbiology, Colorado State University, 2023