By utilizing bioluminescent bacteria, which can be detected using a luminescent imaging system, we can follow the development of bone and wound infections in small animal models. The project involves studying new treatment methods and alternative antimicrobials to prevent and/or treat such infections. Our research is focused at improving the quality of healthcare available to Veterans.
Volunteer; Prepare a UROP proposal; Write an Honors Thesis; Earn independent study credit
Conduct experiments (involving lab bench or animal studies) using multi-drug resistant organisms (MDRO) to test the safety and efficacy of antimicrobials.
Learn to develop your: critical thinking and analytical skills; teamwork and organizational skills; as well as gain knowledge in microbiology and infection diseases.
Projects take at least 12 months to complete and require at least 12 hours per week.
High school diploma in Biology (AP prefered). It's also advantageous if you have a curious mind, a passion for investigative work, and are a pro-active learner.