Chase Khedmatgozar

Graduate Research Assistant Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology

About Chase

Chase Khedmatgozar is a Ph.D. student in the lab of Dr. Amanda Woerman at Colorado State University. Chase has a great interest in the pathogenesis of neurodegenerative diseases. His passion for neuroscience began in the third grade when he hit his head on the ground, got a concussion, and had to meet with a lot of neurologists. His research is focused on the transport of the protein, alpha-synuclein, within neurons. Chase’s undergraduate research was focused on the neural connectivity of decision-making in the worm, C. elegans. He also was an NIH Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program fellow investigating the underlying connectivity of aromatase neurons in the mouse hippocampus. You may see Chase walking in town, running on a trail, at a coffee shop, or playing Dungeons and Dragons. Ask him about his favorite bird!


M.S. Neuroscience and Behavior, University of Massachusetts - Amherst, 2023B.S. Biology, California State University - Channel Islands, 2020