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2017-2018 Niblack Research Scholars

The Niblack Research Scholars program is an undergraduate research program funded by a gift from OSU alumnus and former Pfizer Vice Chairman Dr. John Niblack.  This year, 13 OSU undergraduate students are receiving $8,000 scholarships and the opportunity to conduct research in a university lab, assisted by a faculty sponsor and graduate student mentor.


Pictured are the 2017-18 Niblack Research Scholars. (front row, L to R) Dr. John Niblack, Victoria PickensJeffrey KrallTaylor Walton, Caroline Graham. (second row, L to R) Kassidy FordEmily GietzenRendi RogersSavannah MorrisGrace Ogden. (back row, L to R) Erin Heilman, Matthew Hart, Kylie Hagerdon, Heidi Niblack, Sage Becker, OSU V. P. for Research Dr. Kenneth Sewell.

2017-18 scholars, research areas and hometowns:

Sage Becker, animal science
Keota, Iowa

  Jeffrey Krall, integrative biology
Mission Viejo, California

Kassidy Ford, microbiology
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

  Savannah Morris, biochemistry
Stillwater, Oklahoma
Emily Gietzen, microbiology
Pryor, Oklahoma

Grace Ogden, plant and soil sciences
Muskogee, Oklahoma
Caroline Graham, microbiology
Midwest City, Oklahoma

Victoria Pickens, entomology and plant pathology
Sand Springs, Oklahoma
Kylie Hagerdon, chemistry
Choctaw, Oklahoma
  Rendi Rogers, microbiology
Adair, Oklahoma
Matthew Hart, nutritional sciences
Edmond, Oklahoma
  Taylor Walton, integrative biology
Hot Springs, Arkansas
Erin Heilman, geology
Third Lake, Illinois



Watch a video of Dr. Niblack as he talks about why undergrad research experience is important to future scientists and how his own experience working in a laboratory at OSU impacted his career.
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