We are testing a new therapy for diabetic foot ulcers on a diabetic animal model. We are comparing the antibacterial and antibiofilm properties of our new drug to those currently being used as the standard treatment for chronic wounds. To accomplish this, we are using an immunocompromised animal to simulate the immune response of diabetic patients in wound healing and bacterial growth.
Volunteer; Prepare a UROP proposal; Earn independent study credit
Blood glucose monitoring/insulin administration, application of topical treatments, administration of IV antibiotics, wound cultures
12-24 months 10-15 hours per week
Training will be provided