SWOSU biology students (from left) Jay Garber, Sarah Gore and Sara Hutchinson recently attended Microbe 2017, a conference organized by the American Society of Microbiology which showcases innovation in microbial sciences.

SWOSU biology students (from left) Jay Garber, Sarah Gore and Sara Hutchinson recently attended Microbe 2017, a conference organized by the American Society of Microbiology which showcases innovation in microbial sciences.

SWOSU Students Attend Microbe 2017

Southwestern Oklahoma State University biology students Sara Hutchinson of Oklahoma City (Moore), Sarah Gore of Cordell and Jay Garber of Manhattan (KS) and their research mentor—Dr. Regina McGrane, assistant professor in the SWOSU Department of Biological Sciences—recently attended Microbe 2017 in New Orleans.

Microbe is a conference organized by the American Society of Microbiology which showcases innovation in microbial sciences and attracts over 10,000 microbiologists from around the globe.

Hutchinson received a Student Travel Award from the American Society of Microbiology to present her research on bacterial mechanisms of surface sensing.

Garber and Gore co-presented their research on effective control of bacterial plant pathogens by soil microbes.

Funding for participation in this conference was provided by the American Society of Microbiology, OK-EPSCOR, SWOSU College of Arts and Sciences, SWOSU Office of Sponsored Programs and the SWOSU Department of Biological Sciences.