Dr. Casie Collamore

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Born and raised in Oklahoma, I graduated from Mustang High School in 1998. I then attended
Oklahoma City University as a member of the women’s soccer team and a Biology major.
As an undergraduate I knew I wanted a future career that was science based and after a
summer in the SURE program at the OU Health Sciences Center, I decided to continue my
education in the GPiBs program that they offered. After the first year of core courses and
rotating in various laboratories, I joined the lab of Dr. Rodney Tweten in the
Department of Microbiology and Immunology. I studied a family of bacterial toxins called the
Cholesterol Dependent Cytolysins, elucidating various aspects of their mechanism of action.
I received my M.S. degree in 2005 and my Ph.D. in 2007. After graduation, I immediately
began my academic career working for OU in the Department of Microbiology and Plant Biology.
Most of my responsibilities included advising students with their degree and future career tracks,
teaching numerous undergraduate courses in microbiology, cell biology and immunology, and
taking students abroad to study in Italy. In the summer of 2016, I joined UCO as a full-time
lecturer, teaching microbiology and cell biology. Outside of academia, I love to read,
play sports, practice yoga, and travel, but most of my time is spent with my husband as we
chase around our two sons. 



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