Title

Antibacterial Properties of Metal Doped Glass

Presenter Information

Elsie Greenwood

Department

Biological Sciences

Major

Biological Sciences

Research Advisor

Westenberg, David J.

Advisor's Department

Biological Sciences

Funding Source

Center for Biomedical Science and Engineering; Department of Biological Sciences

Abstract

The proposed research is intended to measure the antibacterial properties of novel bioactive glass formulations. Enhancing the antibacterial properties of the glass will improve the effectiveness of the glass and minimize infections. Some of these glasses are being used for bone and tissue repair and have proven effective in stimulating cell growth and repair. The various glasses were tested using well diffusion and water suspension methods. Our research has shown that glass enhanced with different metals is effective at killing diverse bacteria. The doped glass seems to be more effective against Gram-positive compared to Gram-negative bacteria.

Biography

Elsie is a sophomore in the biological sciences department. Her, Rachel Connell, and Dr. Westenberg work on glass biomaterial. Elsie plans to attend nursing school after graduation. She is actively involved in SAAC. She is also a member of the Missouri S&T Women’s Basketball Team.

Research Category

Sciences

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Document Type

Poster

Location

Upper Atrium/Hall

Presentation Date

15 Apr 2015, 9:00 am - 11:45 am

Comments

Joint project with Rachel Connell

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Antibacterial Properties of Metal Doped Glass

Upper Atrium/Hall

The proposed research is intended to measure the antibacterial properties of novel bioactive glass formulations. Enhancing the antibacterial properties of the glass will improve the effectiveness of the glass and minimize infections. Some of these glasses are being used for bone and tissue repair and have proven effective in stimulating cell growth and repair. The various glasses were tested using well diffusion and water suspension methods. Our research has shown that glass enhanced with different metals is effective at killing diverse bacteria. The doped glass seems to be more effective against Gram-positive compared to Gram-negative bacteria.