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.
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.
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.
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.
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.