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Gabrielle Ford represents Southeastern at Research Day

By UNIVERSITY COMMUNICATIONS

Gabrielle Ford

DURANT,
Okla. –
Gabrielle P. Ford of Durant was selected to represent Southeastern Oklahoma
State University at Research Day held recently at the State Capitol. Twenty-two
undergraduate students representing 16 Oklahoma colleges and universities
presented competitive scientific research posters to the State Legislature and
the public during this annual event sponsored by Oklahoma NSF EPSCoR, the
Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education and the National Science
Foundation. The event is designed to raise awareness of the outstanding
research that is taking place at Oklahoma’s colleges and universities. Ford’s
research focused on pathogen regulation, with a
long-term goal of improving cure rates of infectious diseases, and was carried
out under Drs. D. Dyer and L. Jackson, Department of Microbiolgy and
Immunology, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma
City, during a summer internship sponsored by the NIH Oklahoma INBRE
program.  Ford is graduating from Southeastern in May with a double-major
in Chemistry and Biological Sciences, and will start her Pharmacy Doctorate
training at the University of Oklahoma-Health Sciences Center in August.