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Ph.D. • Senior Instructor
Department of Integrative Biology

Mailing Address:
Department of Integrative Biology
Campus Box 171
P.O. Box 173364
Denver, CO 80217-3364

Physical Location:
1150 12th Street
SI 2108
Denver, CO 80204


Office Hours: Office hours are IN PERSON, though if there is sufficient interest, I may transition some of my office hours to Zoom, in which case I will post Zoom invitations to the course Canvas announcements 
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays following lecture: 9:30a-11:00a
  • And by appointment. Please schedule appointments using UCDenver e-mail, NOT Canvas!
Office hours etiquette: PLEASE COME TO OFFICE HOURS! Please come prepared with questions and PLEASE be considerate of other students seeking time in office hours! I enjoy and encourage group office hours if everyone has content-related questions (my experience is that students benefit from hearing others’ questions and general discussion, and it makes for a fun and collegial environment). Thus, whenever possible, my office hours will happen in the common area just OUTSIDE my office. If you have personal issues you would like to discuss, please let me know and we can relocate into my office for some private discussion space.
Note: Regularly scheduled office hours will not be held the week before the term begins or during fall break.

Office: Science 2108


Expertise Areas: Behavioral neuroendocrinology and instruction of physiology and anatomy.

1994-1998  Ph.D. in Environmental, Population, and Organismic Biology.  University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado.  Thesis title: Characterization of the Interval Timer that Mediates Seasonal Reproductive Cycles in the Siberian Hamster (Phodopus sungorus sungorus), advised by G. Robert Lynch, PhD.

1991-1994  M.A. in Environmental, Population, and Organismic Biology.  University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado.  Thesis title: Torpor pattern and metabolic rate characteristics of Myotis lucifugus: metabolic rate variability and effects of two ambient temperatures, advised by C. Carey, PhD.

1991  B.A. in Environmental, Population, and Organismic Biology,  University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado

1991  B.A. in Philosophy, with honors, University of Colorado, Denver, Colorado

Since graduating with my PhD in behavioral neuroendocrinology in 1998, I have held post-doctoral appointments in several labs in several disciplines - at the University of Colorado School of Pharmacy I worked on the molecular mechanisms regulating DNA replication and cell-cycle arrest; in the Division of Endocrinology at the CU Health Sciences Center, I worked on coactivators and corepressors of the progesterone receptor and their role in the regulation of breast cancer. I held a National Research Council postdoctoral research position working with the USGS on the seasonal effects of endocrine disrupters and most recently worked at the Institute for Behavioral Genetics looking at the association between behavioral disorders and genes for several neurotransmitter-associated proteins. Although I am still very interested in the interaction between environmental endocrine disrupters and seasonal reproduction and the genetic and endocrine basis of behavior, since 2002 most of my professional time has been devoted to teaching. I am fascinated by the molecular and cellular mechanisms that underlie behavior and physiology and thoroughly enjoy sharing that interest with students in anatomy, physiology, and exercise physiology. 

Anchordoquy HC, McGeary C, Liu L, Krauter KS, Smolen A (2003)  Genotyping of three candidate genes following whole genome preamplification of DNA collected from buccal cells.  Behavior Genetics 33(1):73-78

Anchordoquy HC, Lynch GR (2000) Evidence of an annual rhythm in a small proportion of Siberian hamsters exposed to chronic short days. Journal of Biological Rhythms 15(2):122-125

Anchordoquy HC, Lynch GR (2000) Timing of testicular recrudescence in Siberian hamsters is unaffected by pinealectomy or long day photoperiod after 9 weeks in short days.  Journal of Biological Rhythms 15(5):406-416

BIOL 3244 Human Anatomy
BIOL 3225 Human Physiology
BIOL 4644/5644 Advanced Anatomy
BIOL 4644/5644 Exercise Physiology