Title

Antibacterial Properties of Metal Doped Glass

Presenter Information

Abigail Haler

Department

Biological Sciences

Major

Biology

Research Advisor

Westenberg, David J.

Advisor's Department

Biological Sciences

Funding Source

Center for Biomedical Science and 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 glass disk 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

Abigail is a sophomore in the biology department. Her, Elsie Greenwood, and Dr. Westenberg work on glass biomaterial. Abigail plans to attend vet school after graduation. She is a member of Sigma Alpha Pi, the National Society of Leadership and Success.

Research Category

Research Proposals

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Document Type

Poster

Location

Upper Atrium/Hallway

Presentation Date

11 Apr 2016, 9:00 am - 11:45 am

Comments

Joint project with Elsie Greenwood

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Antibacterial Properties of Metal Doped Glass

Upper Atrium/Hallway

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 glass disk 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.