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Born and raised in Oklahoma, Casie Collamore's childhood was spent playing soccer and raising sheep. After she graduated from Mustang High School, she attended Oklahoma City University as a member of the women’s soccer team and as a Biology major. She knew she wanted a future career that was science based and after a summer in the SURE program at the OU Health Sciences Center, Collamore decided to continue her education in the GPiBs program that they offered. After the first year of core courses and rotating in various laboratories, she joined the lab of Rodney Tweten, Ph.D., in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology. Her research focused on a family of bacterial toxins called the Cholesterol Dependent Cytolysins, which contribute to various diseases such as listeriosis, gas gangrene, and pneumonia. After completing her graduate work, Collamore immediately began her academic career working for OU in the Department of Microbiology and Plant Biology. Most of her 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, she joined UCO as a full-time lecturer, teaching microbiology and cell biology. Outside of academia, Collamore loves to read, garden, play sports, practice yoga, and travel, but most of her time is spent with her husband as they chase around their two sons. 

Education and Certifications

B.S. Oklahoma City University

M.S. University of Oklahoma (HSC) 

Ph.D. University of Oklahoma (HSC)

Preparing Future Faculty Certification University of Oklahoma (HSC)

Classes Taught

Introduction to Microbiology and Laboratory

Fundamentals of Microbiology

Basic Immunology

Cell Biology

Cell Biology Laboratory

Medical Vocabulary

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