Title

Modeling Antibacterial Resistance in The Environment

Presenter Information

Dane Nguyen

Department

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Major

Environmental Engineering

Research Advisor

Oerther, Daniel B.

Advisor's Department

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Abstract

Antibiotic resistance is an emerging threat to our health security. To maintain the current benefits of antibiotics, a steady development of new drugs needs to be developed. However, the high use of antibiotics in humans and animals is leading to increased pressure on bacteria to develop and spread resistant phenotypes. The goal of this research is to develop a model that models the selective pressure of bacteria to develop resistant phenotypes given a variety of emission sources and antibiotics. The data generated will have a possible use for policy-makers, businesses, and the public.

Biography

Dane Nguyen is a senior in environmental engineering at Missouri S&T. During his time as an undergraduate, he has worked on several projects such as antibacterial resistance modeling, and EQ Student Accelerator for plant phenotyping.

Research Category

Engineering

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Document Type

Poster

Location

Upper Atrium

Presentation Date

16 Apr 2019, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Modeling Antibacterial Resistance in The Environment

Upper Atrium

Antibiotic resistance is an emerging threat to our health security. To maintain the current benefits of antibiotics, a steady development of new drugs needs to be developed. However, the high use of antibiotics in humans and animals is leading to increased pressure on bacteria to develop and spread resistant phenotypes. The goal of this research is to develop a model that models the selective pressure of bacteria to develop resistant phenotypes given a variety of emission sources and antibiotics. The data generated will have a possible use for policy-makers, businesses, and the public.