Morgan Chapman ’20 is a dual degree candidate in Microbiology and Genetics with minors in Mathematics and Biochemistry from Palmer, Alaska. He is the son of Kenda and Steven Thurmond, and the late Jim Chapman. He is the Executive Officer of Company B-2 and currently serves as the Commanding Officer of the O.R. Simpson Honor Society.
Off the Quad, Morgan works in two research labs on campus: he works in the TAMU School of Medicine to design a variety of delivery devices to elute antimicrobials to skin infections and infections of the lung associated with Cystic Fibrosis. In the second lab, Morgan performs molecular genetics experiments to understand how bacteria control their cell size and shape. He is one of twenty Undergraduate Research Ambassadors as well as one of the twelve members of the Academy of Undergraduate Researchers Across Texas to meet with state congressmen to discuss the importance of undergraduate research.
After graduation, Morgan intends to pursue an MD/PhD in Infectious Disease and Microbiology and work as a Physician Scientist for the U.S. Army where he hopes to design medical therapies to reduce infections in rural areas and on the battlefield.
Morgan is a superb cadet and is focused on a successful career in the medical field. We are proud of Morgan and wish him nothing but success in all of his future endeavors. He is truly one of our very best!