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2017-2018 Niblack Research Scholars Named

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.


2017-18 scholars, research areas and hometowns:

Sage Becker, animal science
Keota, Iowa

Kassidy Ford, microbiology
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Emily Gietzen, microbiology
Pryor, Oklahoma

Caroline Graham, microbiology
Midwest City, Oklahoma

Kylie Hagerdon, chemistry
Choctaw, Oklahoma

Matthew Hart, nutritional sciences
Edmond, Oklahoma

Erin Heilman, geology
Third Lake, Illinois

Jeffrey Krall, integrative biology
Mission Viejo, California

Savannah Morris, biochemistry
Stillwater, Oklahoma

Grace Ogden, plant and soil sciences
Muskogee, Oklahoma

Victoria Pickens, entomology and plant pathology
Sand Springs, Oklahoma

Rendi Rogers, microbiology
Adair, Oklahoma

Taylor Walton, integrative biology
Hot Springs, Arkansas



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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