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Oklahoma State University

Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology


About the Department

Our faculty members maintain a broad interest in their disciplines with teaching and research interests in the following:

  • Biochemistry
  • Parasitology
  • Mycology
  • Bacteriology
  • Immunology
  • Virology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Computer Assisted Instruction


Faculty teach courses in the OSU School of Biomedical Sciences and OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine.


Charles G. Sanny, Ph.D. 
Department Chair
Professor of Biochemistry 

Martin W. Banschbach, Ph.D.
Professor of Biochemistry

Earl L. Blewett, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Microbiology

Franklin R. Champlin, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Microbiology and Adjunct Associate Professor of Forensic Microbiology

Anil K. Kaul, M.D., D.D.S 
Visiting Associate Professor of Microbiology

Rashmi Kaul, Ph.D.
Professor of Immunology

Gerwald A. Köhler, Ph.D.
Professor of Microbiology

Ortwin W. Schmidt, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of Microbiology/Virology

I-Hsiu (George) Huang, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Microbiology

Adjunct Faculty

Marvita D. McGuire, Ph.D.
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Microbiology

Gerald C. Miller, Ph.D.
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Immunology


Crystal A. Shults, M.S.
Senior Research Assistant II

Senait Assefa, Ph.D.
Senior Research Assistant II

B. J. Reddig
Research Assistant III

Darlene R. DuBois
Academic Assistant II