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”.


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