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OU Provides NSF Undergraduate Research Experience in Structural Biology to Students from Universities across the Nation

National Science Foundation Undergraduate Research Experience in Structural Biology
Students participating in the 2015 NSF Summer Research Experience in Structural Biology at the University of Oklahoma include: Front row (left to right) Gabriel Dunbar, Northwestern Oklahoma State University; Kristyn Norris, Mount Holyoke College; Jacob Schillo, Minot State University; Katchen Lachmayr, Roger Williams University; Daniele Ketterer, Truman State University; and Apryl Saunders, Kansas Wesleyan University; Back row (left to right) Daniel Sallee, California State University, Long Beach; Marvelle “Chris” Elledge, Rogers State University; Andrew Harwell, University of North Texas; Matthew Cyr, University of Dallas.

 

7-31-15

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NORMAN – The National Science Foundation Undergraduate Research Program in Structural Biology at the University of Oklahoma provides a research experience to students who typically do not have a program available to them at their institutions.  Ten students from universities across the nation have completed the nine-week summer program focused on research that involves a structural biology approach to answering biological questions.

Participants in the 2015 student program are:  Matthew Cyr, University of Dallas; Gabriel Dunbar, Northwestern Oklahoma State University; Marvelle “Chris” Elledge, Rogers State University; Andrew Harwell, University of North Texas; Daniele Ketterer, Truman State University; Katchen Lachmayr, Roger Williams University; Kristyn Norris, Mount Holyoke College; Daniel Sallee, California State University, Long Beach; Apryl Saunders, Kansas Wesleyan University; Jacob Schillo, Minot State University.  Each student is assigned a mentor and works in their research laboratory.

The program is designed to teach students skills in lab research and how to develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills, understand the process of science and communicate their research results to their peers and the public.  The first group of students in the program presented the results of their research on July 30 during a poster presentation at the Stephenson Life Sciences Research Center, OU College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Chemistry, on the OU Research Campus. 

For more information about the NSF Undergraduate Research Experience in Structural Biology at OU, visit the OU Department of Chemistry website, Summer Research Experience at chem.ou.edu/summer-research-programs.  

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