Research student spotlight: Christine Schaplowsky

Christine Schaplowsky M.S. '10, D.O. '14
Christine Schaplowsky M.S. '10, D.O. '14
Christine Schaplowsky first became interested in research during her undergraduate education at St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN. During the summer between her junior and senior years, Christine was accepted to the Research Associate Program sponsored by the Hennepin County Medical Center Emergency Department in Minneapolis, MN. This program hosts students interested in a career in medicine to participate in data collection and patient enrollment for academic research projects being conducted in the ER. Some of the many ongoing studies she was able to participate in focused on pain perception, conscious sedations, headaches, asthma, diabetes, stabilization room timing procedures and poverty and gender equality.

After graduating from St. Olaf with a B.A. in biology and a concentration in american racial and multicultural studies, Christine entered the master of science in biomedical sciences program at Des Moines University and joined the lab of Dr. Jeff Gray. Currently, she is studying the mechanism by which statin drugs have been shown to decreased gram-positive bacterial sepsis morbidity and mortality. Christine feels that her work in the masters of science in biomedical sciences program will help her as she pursues a career in medicine. She is excited to continue her education at DMU as a member of the D.O. class of 2014 .


  • M.S., biomedical sciences, Des Moines University 2010
  • B.A., biology, St. Olaf College 2008


  • Statins Alter the Growth of Staphylococcus aureus and Staphylococcus epidermidisSepsis Related Pathogens. C. L. Schaplowsky, M. Henry, H. Hulsebus, J. T. Gray. American Society of Microbiology General Meeting, San Diego, CA, May 2010.
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