Ouachita students that have participated in the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education and the National Center for Toxicological Research.
Willis, Kelsey. Production of alpha toxin and toxic shock syndrome toxin-1 by menstrual toxic shock syndrome clinical isolates of Staphylococcus aureus. Currently Kelsey is finishing her senior year at Ouachita Baptist University, Arkadelphia, Arkansas with a 3.97 GPA in chemistry with a minor in biology. She will be attending the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Pharmacy this fall (2014).
Stanford, Taylor. The effect of spent media isolated from Lactobacillus plantarum WCFS1 on biofilm formation by Staphylococcus aureus. Currently Taylor is finishing her senior year at Ouachita Baptist University, Arkadelphia, Arkansas with a 3.9 GPA in chemistry. She will be attending the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Pharmacy this fall (2013).
Barnette, Dusty. Does the post-exponential sigma factor (sigB) regulate hyaluronidase expression in Staphylococcus aureus? Dusty also did a 2nd summer (2011) in the Division of Microbiology with Dr. Steve Foley. Dusty graduated from Ouachita Baptist University, Arkadelphia, Arkansas with a B.S. degree (4.00 GPA) in Biology and Chemistry 2012. Currently Dusty is employed as a Microbiologist by the Quality Sausage Company in Dallas. His career goal is to enter the Medical Illustrator Graduate Program at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas.
Harper, Drew. Can hyaluronic acid be used as a carbon and energy source by Staphylococcus aureus? Drew graduated from Ouachita Baptist University, Arkadelphia, Arkansas in May, 2011 with a B.S. degree in Biology and Chemistry. He is currently attending the Physician’s Assistance Program at Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas.
Dicus, Sandy L. Toxic shock syndrome toxin-1 (TSST-1) expression by Staphylococcus aureus in a modified genital tract secretion medium. Sandy graduated from Ouachita Baptist University, Arkadelphia, Arkansas in May, 2009 with a B.S. degree in Biology. She is currently serving as a missionary in Mumbai, India.
Lane, Stacie L. Toxic shock syndrome toxin-1 (TSST-1) expression by Staphylococcus aureus grown in the presence and absence of spent media isolated from Lactobacillus plantarum. Stacie graduated from Ouachita Baptist University, Arkadelphia, Arkansas in May, 2009 with a B.A. degree in Biology and Spanish. She will be attending the Louise Herrington School of Nursing of Baylor University in Dallas, Texas in the Fall of 2013.
Ward, James A. Hyaluronidase gene (hysA1 and hysA2) expression in Staphylococcus aureus. James graduated from Ouachita Baptist University, Arkadelphia, Arkansas in May, 2012 with a B.S. degree in Biology. James plans to attend medical school.
Hart, Morgan J. The use of a hyaluronidase assay to differentiate Staphylococcus aureus from coagulase-negative staphylococci (CNS). Morgan graduated from the School of Nursing at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) with a B.S. degree in Nursing in May, 2011 (spent the first two years at OBU as part of the joint OBU/UAMS Nursing Program). She is currently employed by UAMS as a nurse in the cardiovascular ICU. Her career goals are to become a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist.
Kay (Roop), Anna J. Genetic analysis of staphylococcal species for the presence or absence of the hyaluronidase gene (hysA). Anna also did a 2nd summer (2010) in the Division Neurotoxicology with Dr. Larry Schmued. Anna graduated from Ouachita Baptist University, Arkadelphia, Arkansas in 2010, got married and is currently a homemaker.
Ouachita students that have participated in the Summer Research Program with the Patterson Summer Research Program, BRIN / INBRE program, NASA funding or the Ouachita Water Lab.
Janelle Lyon, Anna Stuckey, David Thomas, Michael Tinker, Ryan Friedman, Hannah Hays, Tristan Harry, Blake Johnson, Levi Simpson
Marcus Costner, Charles Robinson, Sean Townsend, Erin Green
Bethany Murry, Jeff Hatton, Lyndsey Hawkins, Josh Tolleson, Daniel McNair, Kyle Johnson, Stephanie Moulton, Amy Hewlett, Angela McDonald
Brent Smith, Michael Dyer, Matt Bridwell, Jon Barham, Marc Ward, Josh Spore, Jessica Baima, Jamie McCampbell
Jessica Head, Nicholas Shull, Ryan Laddusaw, Joshua Richards, Matthew Lozeau, Matthew Stewart, Jared Brown, Sarah Optiz, Remy Ngwanyam, Cameron Tull, Aubrey Smith, Mandy Sample, Amber Prescott, Heather Ferguson, Emily Evans, Adam Hurst, Bryce Faulkner
Nikki Cosh, Adam Massey, Tim Ransom, Amanda Berry, Drew Kurosaki, Grant Jackson, Sarah Hart, Brooke Stroope, Andrea Wyatt, Brittany Williamson
Cliff Conine, Rachel Brown, Natalie Lemons, James Riddle, Tyler Sanford, Sarah Bridges, Britni Cartillar, Michael Wainscott, Allison Hollis, Sara Jane Love
Abby Brumley, Dax Demaree, Blake Lockwood, Austin Phillips, Rebekah Stewart, Zane Henley, Drew Cason, Kenley Singleton, Rachel Hardin
Victoria Adams, Celeste Bird, Rebecca Casey, Kasa Cooper, Max Ford, Dustin Howard, Chris Hull, Charles Hunter, Nicholas Tinnesz, Matt Deel, Jason Hill, John Sims, Alex Hargis, Stacie Lane, Grace Whitaker, Lauren Nelson, Daniel Cayce, Tim Sowder, James Ward
Allie Baldwin, Chris Chandler, Kendra Gann, Tanner Hammond, Whitley Hoppe, Gannon Lindsey, Jeremiah Nugent, Lindsey Pearson, Zach Sparks, Emily Coffman, Amy Wood, Colmon Massey, Amy Guiomard, Jacob Lively, Kimberly Carlton
Katelyn Mustain, Vikki Bennett, Jessica Fleeman, Valerie Nickel, Meg Coffman, David Pennington, Dexter Barksdale, Lauren Carr, Stefani Perry, Mikki Gaines, Jessica Winston, Abby Dekle, Nolan West, Cara McKinney, Lauren DeWitt, Joseph Levy, Hollyn McCarty, Tanner Simon, Tyler Simon
Taylor Neeley, Kristin Johnson, Skylar Hearron, Cara Cox, Amberly Green, Colby Petty, Stephen Raines, Kelsey Willis, Amelia Lyndsey, Caroline Gill, Sara Huneycutt, Drake Hardy, Tim Horton, Shelby Cobb
Pete Brunson, Elise Teel, Megan Scarbrough, Tyler Files, Brianne Baley, Hannah Nolan, John Butler, Kirby Von Edwins, Will Wooten, Drake Hardy, Jessie Meyer, Laura Strossner, Mallory Burroughs, Jace Bradshaw, Mary Wolf, Trinity Dial