Event Title

New Treatment of ailments caused by E. faecalis

Location

CoLab, OCB 100

Start Date

28-4-2017 11:00 AM

End Date

28-4-2017 12:45 PM

Document Type

Poster

Description

Research to discover new strains of antibiotics is crucial to the survival of humankind. Currently, there is a vast and growing number of people who have become resistant to many of the antibiotics presently being prescribed by doctors world-wide. With so many new resistances to antibiotics, it is pertinent for scientists and researchers to find, isolate, and produce new types of antibiotic treatments. Conducting my experiments in the lab at Johnson County Community College, I tested 20 possible bacterial candidates from a soil sample taken near Lone Star Lake (Lawrence, Kansas). None of the bacterial specimen produced prospective antibiotic candidates, therefore, I adopted a bacterial prospect from a lab partner. The strain of bacteria that I have adopted was taken from soil located in De Soto, Kansas (GPS: 38.967674, -94.935605) and has been found to inhibit the growth of Entrobacter faecalis. This research is important because urinary tract infections are one of the most common ailments for which antibiotics are prescribed; many of which are caused by E. faecalis. My current research is in its infancy, but I am hoping to find that this soil sample will lead to discoveries in new antibiotics to help treat UTI’s and other forms of bacterial infections.

Comments

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

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Apr 28th, 11:00 AM Apr 28th, 12:45 PM

New Treatment of ailments caused by E. faecalis

CoLab, OCB 100

Research to discover new strains of antibiotics is crucial to the survival of humankind. Currently, there is a vast and growing number of people who have become resistant to many of the antibiotics presently being prescribed by doctors world-wide. With so many new resistances to antibiotics, it is pertinent for scientists and researchers to find, isolate, and produce new types of antibiotic treatments. Conducting my experiments in the lab at Johnson County Community College, I tested 20 possible bacterial candidates from a soil sample taken near Lone Star Lake (Lawrence, Kansas). None of the bacterial specimen produced prospective antibiotic candidates, therefore, I adopted a bacterial prospect from a lab partner. The strain of bacteria that I have adopted was taken from soil located in De Soto, Kansas (GPS: 38.967674, -94.935605) and has been found to inhibit the growth of Entrobacter faecalis. This research is important because urinary tract infections are one of the most common ailments for which antibiotics are prescribed; many of which are caused by E. faecalis. My current research is in its infancy, but I am hoping to find that this soil sample will lead to discoveries in new antibiotics to help treat UTI’s and other forms of bacterial infections.