Event Title

Research Project

Location

CoLab, OCB 100

Start Date

27-4-2018 9:00 AM

Document Type

Poster

Description

According to the CDC in the United States each year there are at least 2 million people who become infected with antibiotic resistant bacteria and at least 23,00 people die each year because of these infections. The purpose of my research project is to find a possible bacterial candidate that will be used as an antibiotic to kill harmful or lethal bacteria. The first step in my research was to use serial dilutions to find bacteria with inhibition zones surrounding them for further testing. After performing this lab, I found a couple candidates that I then transferred to a master plate to narrow my possible candidates that showed a zone of inhibition. Additionally, I used gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria as lawns of growth on an agar plate to see if my chosen candidates developed a zone of inhibition. I have found that one candidate is continuously showing an inhibition zone on each of the test performed. The organism identity will be confirmed by sequencing and metabolic tests in hopes of finding a novel organism.

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The faculty supervisor for this project was Melissa Beaty, Biology.

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Apr 27th, 9:00 AM

Research Project

CoLab, OCB 100

According to the CDC in the United States each year there are at least 2 million people who become infected with antibiotic resistant bacteria and at least 23,00 people die each year because of these infections. The purpose of my research project is to find a possible bacterial candidate that will be used as an antibiotic to kill harmful or lethal bacteria. The first step in my research was to use serial dilutions to find bacteria with inhibition zones surrounding them for further testing. After performing this lab, I found a couple candidates that I then transferred to a master plate to narrow my possible candidates that showed a zone of inhibition. Additionally, I used gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria as lawns of growth on an agar plate to see if my chosen candidates developed a zone of inhibition. I have found that one candidate is continuously showing an inhibition zone on each of the test performed. The organism identity will be confirmed by sequencing and metabolic tests in hopes of finding a novel organism.