Meet Our Undergrad Students

The Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics is ecstatic to have excellent students with a wide range of interests from medical school to law school, with dual majors ranging from biochemistry to foreign languages. We have a very active student body with members from the OSU Cheer, Cowboy Marching Band, OSU Equestrian, Pre-Vet, SGA, and many more organizations both on and off campus.  Here we take a look at some of our wonderful undergraduate students and their experiences with microbiology. These snapshots exemplify our majors at various points in their careers here at OSU.  

For videos about student perspectives in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, follow the link for our Student-Panel Video Perspectives.

Our Undergraduate Students:


Jay Moore 
From Tahlequah, Oklahoma 

Jay is invloved with a wide number of student organiztations on campus, including Gender and Sexuality Student Outreach and SACNAS. Jay wants to use her micro degree for pathology/infectious disease research.


Colby Star
From Tulsa, Oklahoma 

A Colby is pursuing a dual degree with microbiology and biochemistry with a minor in religious studies. Colby is currently a Niblack Research Scholar in the Lutter Lab and has aspirations to go to medical school to become a physician or a physician scientist. He is active in volunteering at many places including Sole Hope, the Special Olympics, and Lincoln Academy Tutoring. He is also active in a numerous amount of student organizations including SACNAS, OK-LSAMP, AED, the Microbiology Club, and the Native American Student Association. 


Kassidy Ford 
From Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Kassidy is currently involved in many student organizations around campus like the Microbiology Club, Presidents Leadership Council, and the National Society of Leadership. She is also an ambassador for the Microbiology department and is a student reseacher in Dr. Conway's lab. She wants to become an orthopedic surgeon. 


Sarah Spradlin
From Fort Smith, Arkansas

Sarah's goal is to become an obstetrician. She is involved in many student organizations including the Microbiology Club and the National Federation of Republican Women. She also is an active member in her sorority, Alpha Delta Pi, and is in the Alpha Delta Pi Scholarship Committee.