SBU alum returns to present lecture on influenza

BOLIVAR, Mo. – The Darrell R. Strait Center for the Integration of Science and Christian Faith at Southwest Baptist University will present a lecture at 4 p.m., Thursday, May 3, on the Bolivar campus.

Kara Phipps ’14 will speak on “Influenza: A virus re-assortment is impacted by viral and host factors.”

Phipps, a Dutile Honors Program graduate, earned bachelor of science degrees in biology and chemistry from SBU in 2014. She currently is pursuing a Ph.D. in microbiology and molecular genetics at Emory University where she studies the fundamental features of influenza, a virus biology with implications for viral evolution. 

The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be held in Room 101 of the Wheeler Science Center.

For more information, contact Dr. Perry Tompkins, dean of the College of Science and Mathematics and professor of physics, at (417) 328-1488 or

*Published: 4-27-18