Poster #107: Zahra Khan – Culturing the parasitic roundworm Heligmosomoides polygyrus

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Faculty mentor: Dylan Klure

The objective of this poster is to culture the larval cycle of Heligmosomoides polygyrus to enable its use in gastrointestinal research. H. polygyrus is an intestinal roundworm found in the small intestine of mice causing gastrointestinal discomfort. I will be walking the audience through the process of larval culture and highlight important parts of the worm’s life cycle. The calculations to count the number of larva will also be displayed.

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Questions or comments? Contact me at: zahrazkhan@gmail.com

 

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