Research assistant

Faculty Name:
Dustin Williams


Faculty College:


Project Description:

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.

Opportunity Type:

Volunteer; Prepare a UROP proposal; Earn independent study credit

Student Role:

Blood glucose monitoring/insulin administration, application of topical treatments, administration of IV antibiotics, wound cultures

Student Benefits:

Research experience

Project Duration:

12-24 months 10-15 hours per week

Minimum Requirements:

Training will be provided