Oklahoma State University - Center for Health Sciences
1111 West 17th Street
Tulsa, OK 74107
Randy S. Wymore, Ph.D.
Lindsey Allen, B.S., research associate
Investigation of Morgellons Disease. Morgellons is a controversial condition with unusual physical and behavioral symptoms. Morgellons patients have slowly healing skin lesions and have unusual fibers & other material associated with their skin. We are trying to characterize the fibers and look for any microbiological explanation for the cause of the condition.
Molecular biology: DNA/RNA isolation, PCR, preparation for DNA sequencing, cloning
Microbiology: bacterial & fungal culturing, isolate purification
Microscopy: various (bright-field, dark-field, stereo & dissecting)
Private funding via the OSU Foundation.