BEDD Research featured at Howard University Research Symposium 2015

On April 16, 2015, Howard University Research Day celebrated the breadth of research being conducted across the University. Research from the Biofilm Engineering and Drug Discovery (BEDD) Group was featured.

  • Dr. Yaolin Liu (*) presented “Impacts of Nanomaterials on Bacterial Growth, Biofilm Formation, and Microbial Community Function” in the Physical Sciences & Engineering session. (* Dr. Liu is a Civil Engineering Post-Doctoral fellow with appointment in Dr. Kimberly Jones’ laboratory. Drs Liu and Jones collaborate with BEDD Group on several projects).

In different Biological and Biomedical Sciences program sessions…

  • Abiye Mekonnen, MS graduate student in Chemical Engineering, introduced the “Effects of Flow Shear Rate and Nutrient Concentration on the Application of Antibacterial Agents to Staphylococcus aureus Biofilms”;
  • Terinney Haley & Kalah Ozimba, undergraduate students in Chemical Engineering & LSAMP research assistants, discussed their approaches in “Determining the Effect of Graphene Oxide on Pseudomonas aeruginosa Growth”; and
  • Wardell Samotshozo, MS graduate student in Computer Science, showed preliminary results in “Using Mobile Devices to Develop a Fast and Non-Intrusive Substitution for Optical Density Measurements”.