Undergraduate Microbiology Associates


Microbiology Club, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Oklahoma State University  

A Welcome from your Undergraduate Microbiology Associates

  OSU Microbiology Club serves as a way for undergraduate students interested in microbiology to network, navigate to resources, learn from professionals, help each other, and have fun. We host events that allow for fellow undergraduate students to meet, discuss challenges, network with faculty members, graduate students, and members of the community. We aim to help each member to build professional as well as personal networks, which is essential for future success. This may include helping with classwork or contacting a professor/speaker for more information. Our Facebook group allows a forum for members to post news related to science or other pertinent information so that our members can stay informed. We also aim to inform students about resources and opportunities available to them for scholarships, fellowships, internships, study programs, and employment. Along with all of this, we hope to have fun and make friends.

The Undergraduate Microbiology Associates - Officers:


Samantha Shafer - President

Hi there! My name is Samantha and I am a sophomore microbiology and biochemistry major. I am currently involved as a music intern for the Wesley foundation, a part of the Arts and Sciences Student Council, an undergraduate researcher, and a microbiology Ambassador. My future goals are to attend medical school and become a writer. I am very excited for club this year and the events we have planned!

Allison Bates - Vice President

Allison is currently the Vice President of the Microbiology club. She is involved in the microbiology department as a student ambassador. She wants to apply to an osteopathic medical school in the future, and her goal is to become a doctor of osteopathic medicine (D.O.). Her hobbies include sewing, hiking, and game nights with friends. 


Madelyne Sweger - Treasurer

Hello! I'm Madelyne Sweger. I'm a third year Microbiology major, pre-med. Graduated in from Deer Creek High School in Edmond, Oklahoma. I'm planning to attend D.O. school after graduating. I'm excited to help out with this club and hope to meet more like minded students!

Casey Johnson- Secretary

My name is Casey Johnson, and I am a sophomore pursuing a degree in microbiology. I’m originally from Tulsa but I have surely found a home here in Stillwater. I will be serving as secretary to the Microbiology Association as well as participating in the Microbial diversity and genetics research in Dr. Wounter Hoff’s lab. In the future I plan on pursuing a career in medical lab science and I plan on getting my master prior to that. The micro department at OSU is amazing so come visit us!


Jimmre Hambright- Event Coordinator

I am a junior, majoring in microbiology and graduating this may!! I’m using my major to further research in the oil and gas industry and as of right now my interest is in Phillips 66. I am the event coordinator for microbiology club, member of Zeta Tau Alpha and the honor society. I am currently working at accurate environmental labs in Stillwater as a lab technician. I love planning things, watching things grow, and helping where I'm needed! I hope to make all our events this year appealing and fun filled! Go Pokes!


Madolyn Phillips- Historian

Hi! I’m Madolyn Phillips, a senior majoring in microbiology and minoring in English. I’m also a part of the microbiology department ambassador team, Gender and Sexuality Student Outreach, and the Share the WEALTH peer health education. I plan to become an industrial hygienist; I want to make workplaces safer. In my spare time, I write, do arts and crafts, and exercise at the Colvin. Let’s work together to make this club the best it can be!


Undregraduate Microbiology Associates - Advisor:


Dr. Marianna Patrauchan

For the Micro Club, I serve as the primary sponsor for the group and serve as a means to assist the students in any way that I can. I am here for the benefit of the students and the club; to assist in development of our undergraduate student participation in the club. I will coordinate the club officers with any insight that they wish from a departmental point of view, as well as making sure that we are an enticing undergraduate program within the microbiology department.

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