Event Title

Antibiotic Resistant Research

Location

CoLab, OCB 100

Start Date

28-4-2017 1:00 PM

End Date

28-4-2017 2:45 PM

Document Type

Poster

Description

Antibiotic resistance is becoming a huge problem in the world today, and I hope that I can find a new bacteria that can help fight something that is resistant to all drugs. I am working on finding at least one potential candidate if not more that can fight antibiotic resistant diseases from a soil sample brought in a random sample of soil from a residential backyard in Johnson County. We first put our samples on agar media, and cultured the bacteria that had inhibition. I then proceeded to take the 15 bacteria that showed inhibition, and patch plated those. Next, I used the cavalier method to put them against the 5 ESKAPE pathogens, which are the most common antibiotic resistant strands. I found 1 bacteria that inhibited Staphylococcus aureus, and I streak platted it to get a pure culture. Hopefully the DNA structure, and everything we get back from Yale University will show something new, and it will be able to kill off S. aureus.

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The faculty supervisor on this project is Heather Seitz, Biology.

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Antibiotic Resistant Research

CoLab, OCB 100

Antibiotic resistance is becoming a huge problem in the world today, and I hope that I can find a new bacteria that can help fight something that is resistant to all drugs. I am working on finding at least one potential candidate if not more that can fight antibiotic resistant diseases from a soil sample brought in a random sample of soil from a residential backyard in Johnson County. We first put our samples on agar media, and cultured the bacteria that had inhibition. I then proceeded to take the 15 bacteria that showed inhibition, and patch plated those. Next, I used the cavalier method to put them against the 5 ESKAPE pathogens, which are the most common antibiotic resistant strands. I found 1 bacteria that inhibited Staphylococcus aureus, and I streak platted it to get a pure culture. Hopefully the DNA structure, and everything we get back from Yale University will show something new, and it will be able to kill off S. aureus.