Current Lab Members


Matthew Cabeen

Matthew Cabeen, PhD | Principal Investigator

Assistant Professor, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

Office: 416 LSE | Lab: 419 LSE | Tel 405-744-6652

Stillwater OK 74078

matthew.cabeen [at] okstate.edu

Undergraduate Researchers

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Nina Baggett

Nina Baggett is a freshman studying Physiology Pre-med here at OSU. She hopes to attend medical school and eventually own a pediatric practice. Nina is studying how different proteins affect biofilm formation by Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

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Nicholas Boyne

Nicholas Boyne is a junior Microbiology pre-med major who has made the President's honor roll three times and the Dean's honor roll once. He hopes to enter medical school by the year 2020 and to one day practice medicine in a hospital setting to continue serving his community as a physician. Nicholas is studying how different stress-sensing proteins in Bacillus subtilis affect cell survival under stressful conditions.

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Adam Bronson

Originally from Dallas, Adam Bronson is a freshman at Oklahoma State University pursuing a degree in Microbiology/Cell and Molecular Biology. Adam has worked in veterinary general practice for three years and in a specialty oncology practice for a year, where he assists in chemotherapy administration and staging. Ultimately, Adam hopes to gain admission into veterinary school and dedicate his career to advancing the field of comparative medicine. Adam is studying how different proteins affect biofilm formation by Pseudomonas aeruginosa. In his free time, Adam enjoys fly fishing, running, and spending time with his friends and family. Go Pokes!

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Sid Bush

Sid Bush is a microbiology major from Columbus, Ohio. His interests include genetics, music, and conversation. He hopes to use his degree to perform research in agriculture. Sid is studying how different stress-sensing proteins in Bacillus subtilis affect cell survival under stressful conditions.

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William Colton

William Colton is a Freshman from Houston, Texas and is pursuing a double major in Microbiology and Biochemistry. William is a pre-med student and hopes that his experience in the lab works toward helping him to better understand pathogenesis and how varying genes effect bacterial phenotypes. William would like to either go into Regenerative Medicine or Immunopathology where he can help patients who haven’t had a chance at effective treatment for their condition. William studies how an uncharacterized repressor protein affects biofilm formation by Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

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Jake Osborne

Jake Osborne is pursuing a dual degree in Biochemistry/Molecular Biology and Microbiology. He is very interested in researching how cells survive and respond when under stress and is studying how different stress-sensing proteins in Bacillus subtilis affect cell survival under stressful conditions.

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Audrey Self

Audrey Self is a freshman from Edmond, OK. She is studying Biology with a Pre-med option and hopes to continue on with a career in pediatrics and medical missions. Audrey is conducting a screen to identify biofilm-related proteins in Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

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Julia Terrell

Julia is a Sophomore from Frisco, TX who is currently working towards a double degree in Microbiology Medical Lab Sciences and Biochemistry. She chose to study within the field of Microbiology in hopes that she can help understand microorganisms to further improve the fight against pathogens. Julia also hopes to either work in a hospital lab or attend Pharmaceutical school where she can continue to make an impact within the medical field. Julia studies how the PtsN protein of Pseudomonas aeruginosa regulates biofilm formation by this organism.

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Madeline Toews

Madeline Toews is a first-year undergraduate student from Ripley, Oklahoma. She is a Freshman Research Scholar through the College of Arts and Sciences, majoring in Microbiology with a Pre-med option. Madeline is studying how different stress-sensing proteins in Bacillus subtilis affect cell survival under stressful conditions.