Degree Type

Creative Component

Semester of Graduation

Spring 2019


Biomedical Sciences

First Major Professor

Richard J Martin


Master of Science (MS)


Biomedical Sciences


Multi-drug resistant and more virulent strains of bacteria are a serious concern for microbiologists and medical practitioners. Many common disease causing organisms are becoming resistant to multiple classes of antibiotics. Recent research has given us a greater understanding of the issues with bacterial adaptations to drugs, multi-drug resistance, biofilms, and infection site microenvironments. The new understanding of bacterial resistance has led to experimentation for new and potentially more efficacious drug delivery systems. One such delivery system is nanoparticles. Nanoparticles offer a way to target antibiotic treatment to the site of infection. This feature provides treatment with two major benefits: increased antibiotic efficacy, and reduced antibiotic toxicity.

Copyright Owner

Christopher Culek

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