Current Wentz Research Scholars

 

Role of Mycorrhizae in Milkweeds: Implications for Monarch Conservation 

Bailey Baskin, Tulsa, OK

Natural Resource Ecology and Management

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Gail Wilson

 

Species Specific Myoglobin Oxidation and Reduction

Emily Bechtold, Vacaville, CA

Food Science

Faculty mentor: Dr. Ranjith Ramanathan

 

Development of Dietary Compounds as Novel Alternatives to Antibiotics

Sage Becker, Keota, IA

Animal Science

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Glenn Zhang

 

The role of diabetes on pulmonary infection

Delanie Beevers, Norman, OK

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Veronique Lacombe

 

Random Sampling Clinical Infections from Cystic Fibrosis Patients for Antibiotic Resistance

Kaylea Bixler, Stillwater, OK

Biological Sciences: Pre-Health

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Erika Lutter

 

The Calm Before the Storm: Mining Thermodynamic and Kinematic Data from the Oklahoma Mesonet and Computational Simulations to Find Severe Storm Precursors

Lydia Bunting, Stillwater, OK

Computer Science; Mathematics

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jamey Jacob

 

Optimizing the Compactness of Political Districts

Elizabeth Bunting, Stillwater, OK

Industrial Engineering and Management

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Austin Buchanan

 

Environmental Stress Competition in the Bacillus subtilis Stressosome

Sidney Bush, Blacklick, OH

Microbiology

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Matthew Cabeen

 

High Throughput Screening of Immune Boosting Compounds as Alternatives to Antibiotics

Jordan Cowger, Kansas City, MO

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; Animal Science

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Glenn Zhang

 

The Malic Enzymes Role in Managing the Concentration of ROS within the Cell During Conditions of Diurnal Light, Continuous Light, and Limited CO2 Availability within Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803

Avery Dutcher, Parker, CO

Biological Sciences

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Robert Burnap

 

Diurnal Patterns in Light Quality and Photosynthesis of Creeping Bentgrass under Tree Shade 

Robert Frizzell, Tulsa, OK

Turf Management

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Charles Fontanier

 

The Effects of Glycosylation on γ-Sarcoglycan

Allye Gardner, Marshfield, MO

Biochemistry and Microbiology

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Gabriel Cook

 

Chlamydia trachomatis: The key to human pathogen and host interactions

Emily Gietzen, Pryor, OK

Microbiology; Psychology

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Erika Lutter

 

Effect of Iron on Histone Deacetylase Inhibitor-Induced Markers of Immune Evasion and Metastasis

Kally Gordon, Alva, OK

Nutritional Sciences

Faculty Mentor: Dr. McKale Montgomery

 

Rules of the Game: Congressional Representation Under a Theoretic Election Reform

Cody Green, Fort Worth, TX

Political Science; Economics

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Stephen Nemeth

 

Musical Minds and Earworms: Invasive, Pleasant, Useful or Distracting?

Lauren Guthridge, Edmond, OK

Music Performance

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Shelia Kennison

 

Identification of Gut Microbes Associated with Animal Growth

Dawson Haworth, Fairview, OK

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Glenn Zhang

 

Experimental Investigation of Downburst Physics to Derive Scaling Laws

Jackson Jandreau, Oklahoma City, OK

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jamey Jacob

 

Hybrid Unmanned System with Aerial and Marine Capabilities for Environmental Observations

Muwanika Jdiobe, Stillwater, OK

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jamey Jacob

 

Improved Biosand Filter Performance for Highly Contaminated Waters

Braden Kellogg, Talala, OK

Civil Engineering

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Greg Wilber

 

The Effects of Dehydration in Kidneys of Beef Cattle

Larissa Kozlowski, Stillwater, OK

Animal Science: Pre-Veterinary

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Chris Richards

 

Investigating Signaling Pathways of Escherichia coli when Colonizing the Mammalian Intestine

Savannah Martin, Duncan, OK

Microbiology/Cell and Molecular Biology

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Tyrrell Conway

 

Expression and Isolation of the Membrane Proteoglycan Syndecan-1 from E. coli

Ryan McIntire, Edmond, OK

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Gabriel Cook

 

Effect of RsbR Paralogs Under Different Environmental Stresses in Bacillus Subtilis

Jacob Osborne, Prosper, TX

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Matthew Cabeen

 

Effect of Calcium Source on Encapsulation of High Nutrient Vegetable Powders Using Sodium Alginate

Jessie Payne, DeSoto, KS

Food Science

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Danielle Bellmer

 

The Impact of Diet, Physical Activity, and Stress on Phase Angle

Kara Poindexter, Stillwater, OK

Nutritional Sciences: Dietetics

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Sam Emerson

 

Efficacy of Sodium Acid Sulfate to Reduce Foodborne Pathogens From Bell Peppers

Charley Rayfield, Blairsville, GA

Food Science

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Ravi Jadeja

 

Structure-Activity Relationship Guided Design for Improved Anticancer Compounds

Gil Repa, Bartlesville, OK

Biochemistry

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Donghua Zhou

 

Women's Clothing in the Oklahoma Dust Bowl and Great Depression

Claire Ringer, Perry, OK

History

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Laura Arata

 

Implementation of Cover Crops in Grain Sorghum to Protect Against Sandblasting

Levi Scott, Thorntown, IN

Agribusiness: Crop and Soil Science

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Josh Lofton

 

Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Biofilm Production

Samantha Shafer, Muskogee, OK

Microbiology

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Matthew Cabeen

 

Impact of Low-Global Warming Potential Refrigerants on Compressor Efficiency

Patrick Steichen, Tulsa, OK

Mechanical Engineering

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Craig Bradshaw

 

How Does PtsN Regulate Biofilm Production in Pseudomonas aeruginosa?

Julia Terrell, Celina, TX

Microbiology and Biochemistry

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Matthew Cabeen

 

Computational Modeling of Novel Peristaltic Compressor for HVAC&R Applications

Colton Tubbs, Hartshorne, OK

Mechanical Engineering

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Craig Bradshaw

 

Natural Antibiotic Alternatives to Boost Animal Immunity and Disease Resistance

Sarah Vue, Broken Arrow, OK

Animal Science: Pre-Veterinary

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Glenn Zhang

 

Inhibition Growth Effect of UV Filters in Sunscreen Products on Marine Dinoflagellates

Taylor Walton, Hot Springs, AR

Zoology

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jason Belden

 

Oklahoma Tree Response to Variable Water Stress and Vapor Pressure Deficit

Luke Wilson, Stillwater, OK

Natural Resource Ecology and Management; Plant Biology

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Henry Adams