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2015-16 Life Science Freshman Research Scholars Announced

Fri, September 11, 2015

The Oklahoma State University Life Science Freshman Research Scholars (LSFRS) Program has announced its 2015-16 cohort.  The students were selected from many qualified applications, based on their interest, enthusiasm, and accomplishments.  They will conduct life science research as freshmen under the mentorship of OSU faculty members. 

During the fall the students will be guided in selecting mentors and learn about conducting and communicating about their research from Dr. John Stewart, a post-doctoral fellow with the project, and MS. Coral Rewasiewicz, the program coordinator.  They will then conduct research over the course of the year and present their work in the spring. 

“We have been so delighted with the caliber and diversity of our applicants and scholars,” Rewasiewicz noted.  “We look forward to having this year’s talented group continue to produce the types of excellent research as did our first cohort.”

“It was a pleasure to work with last year’s scholars, to see the enthusiasm, and to see what they accomplished,” Stewart added.  “I am excited to start working with this great group.”

The LSFRS Program is made possible through a grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to Oklahoma State University through the Science Education Program. Funding from this grant allows life science departments to design and create new ways of integrating authentic research experiences for undergraduates.

This year’s scholars are: 

OKLAHOMA

Bartlesville

Gil Repa, Physiology

Blanchard

Kristy Johnson, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Broken Arrow

Crystal Trac, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Claremore

Jessyca Naegele, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Edmond

Timothy Rosencrans, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Elk City

Ryan Yang, Microbiology & Molecular Genetics

Grove

Lexie Morris, Biological Science

Lenapah

Angel Mullis, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Midwest City

Ashley Kendrick, Microbiology & Molecular Genetics

Mustang

Lauren Oliver, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Oklahoma City

Julia Clark, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Kassidy Ford, Microbiology & Molecular Genetics

Baleigh Gilley, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Sentinel

Kate Adams, Physiology

Shawnee

Morgan McCoy,Physiology

Sperry

Kaitlyn Dudley, Zoology

Stillwater

Riley Smith, Microbiology & Molecular Genetics

Tahlequah

Jay Moore, Microbiology & Molecular Genetics

Tulsa

Timothy Burchard, Microbiology & Molecular Genetics

Kyle Wheeler, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Walters

Colton Wrape, Microbiology & Molecular Genetics

Weatherford

Kolton Kardokus, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Yukon

Brock Crockett-Beck, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

ARKANSAS

Fort Smith

Avery Melton, Physiology

Tammy Nguyen, Biological Science

TEXAS

Amarillo

Annie Archer, Biology

Frisco

Kathryn Biehl, Zoology

Grapevine

Dominique Davis, Physiology

Rachel Williams, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Lubbock

Kami Hogan, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Rosharon

Alisha Beckford, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Stephenville

Reed Lemons, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Waco

Elissa Brouwer, Zoology

VIRGINIA

Yorktown

Aidan Wright, Microbiology & Molecular Genetics

More information about the LSFRS Program, as well as the OSU-HHMI Project is available here: http://osu-hhmi.okstate.edu. Life Science faculty, staff and students will be on hand at the OSU-HHMI Fall Welcome Event on Thursday, September 17th from 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. in Murray Hall.