Southwestern Oklahoma State University student Emily Bedea of Canute won the overall grand prize at the recent 26th annual Oklahoma Research Day at the Capitol held March 30, 2021. Bedea becomes SWOSU’s third grand prize winner since the inception of the Oklahoma Research Day at the Capitol event. Her research topic was infectious disease.
Previous SWOSU grand prize winners are OK-INBRE SURP student Courtney Garcia in 2011 and Madison Duckwall in 2017.
The subject of Emily's talk was "Identification and Characterization of an Important Metabolic Enzyme from Streptococcus sanguinis, Causative Agent of Subacute Infective Endocarditis." Emily's presentation can be found here: https://www.posterpresentations.com/research/groups/epscor/EPSCOR0006/EPSCOR0006.html
Emily will present her winning OK-INBRE project at the IDeA Central Region Conference on June 27, 2021!