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Students in the Molecular & Cellular Biology (MCB) program perform cutting-edge research all across the OSU campus.  They study in diverse fields including cancer biology, microbiology, plant sciences, and bioinformatics. Each MCB student brings a unique background and experience that contributes to promoting and enhancing diversity at Oregon State University. The stories below are examples of our students and detail the amazing work they are doing with the MCB program.

 

Name Major Professor Department  
Noor Al-Bader Dr. Pankaj Jaiswal Botany & Plant Pathology Read story
Sarah Alto Dr. James Strother Integrative Biology Read story
Mitra Ansariola Dr. Molly Megraw Botany & Plant Pathology Read story
Courtney Armour Dr. Thomas Sharpton Microbiology/Statistics Read story
Benjamin Baarda Dr. Aleksandra Sikora Pharmaceutical Sciences
Riley Bednar Dr. Ryan Mehl Biochemistry & Biophysics Read story
Sharmeen Chagani Dr. Arup Indra Pharmaceutical Sciences Read story
Chih-Ning Chang Dr. Chrissa Kioussi Pharmaceutical Sciences Read story
Paroma Chatterjee Dr. Colin Johnson Biochemistry & Biophysics
Sarah Clark Dr. Elisar Barbar Biochemistry & Biophysics Read story
Edward Davis Dr. Jeffrey Chang Botany & Plant Pathology Read story
Zachary Foster Dr. Niklaus Grunwald Botany & Plant Pathology
Valerie Fraser Dr. Molly Megraw Botany & Plant Pathology Read story
Skylar Fuller Dr. Jeffrey Chang Botany & Plant Pathology
Gloria Garcia Dr. Robert Tanguay Environmental & Molecular Toxicology
Matthew Geniza Dr. Pankaj Jaiswal Botany & Plant Pathology Read story
John Kuncheff-Rolshoven Dr. Emily Ho Biological & Population Health Sciences Read story
Haiwei Lu Dr. Steven Strauss Forest Ecosystems & Society Read story
Aayushi Manchanda Dr. Colin Johnson Biochemistry & Biophysics Read story
Joseph Meeuwsen Dr. Joseph Beckman Biochemistry & Biophysics Read story
Estefania Eloriga Montenegro Dr. Steven Strauss Forest Ecosystems & Society
Ian Morelan Dr. Dee Denver Integrative Biology Read story
Michael Nagle Dr. Steven Strauss Forest Ecosystems & Society Read story
Bac Duc Nguyen Dr. Siva Kolluri Environmental & Molecular Toxicology
Stephen Noell Dr. Stephen Giovannoni Microbiology Read story
Martin Pearce Dr. Siva Kolluri Environmental & Molecular Toxicology Read story
Khadidiatou Sall Dr. Hiro Nonogaki Horticulture Read story
Kai Tao Dr. Brett Tyler Botany & Plant Pathology Read story
Kartikeya Vijayasimha Dr. Brian Dolan Biomedical Sciences Read story
Amanda Vondras Dr. Laurent Deluc Horticulture

 

  • Khadidiatou Sall

    Born and raised in Senegal, West Africa, Sall moved to Europe when she was 18 years old to pursue higher education. Science heavily influences Sall’s personal life. On her free time, Sall promotes science education in her hometown through various STEM organizations. Sall continues to be an educator through making science videos on YouTube for children.

  • Joeseph Meeuwsen

    Meeuwsen initial interest in wildlife was changed to molecular biology after his extensive involvement with undergraduate research during his time at OIT and his time with the Research Experience for Undergraduate program offered by U.C. Berkeley.

  • Chin-Ning Chang

    Before coming to OSU, Chang was raised in Taiwan where she studied entomology-the study of insects-during her undergraduates and received a Masters in cancer research. Her research on type 2 hepatitis during her Masters program in Taiwan lead her to her current interests in developmental biology.

  • Courtney Armour

    Originally from Phoenix, AZ, Armour had always preferred the Pacific Northwest for graduate school. Having experience as a research assistant technician at the University of Arizona during her gap year, she wanted to continue her education through the MCB program. Aside from her studies, Armour enjoys hiking and being outdoors in Oregon with her dog.