During this 10 week rotation the student will be introduced to the
principles of scientific research. This rotation integrates Biosafety
level 2 training, hands-on laboratory instruction and research design.
Over the course of the rotation, students will assist with the design
and implementation of a basic research proposal in the area of
infectious diseases, specifically with the bacteria Staphylococcus
aureus. The research environment that the student will practice in will
be conducive to scholarly work.
Research projects include an in-vitro analysis of drug resistance, in
which students will be responsible for project set-up, process and
results interpretation; or a retrospective chart review, in which
students will collect, enter and organize data from electronic patient
medical records. Hands-on lab work will include bacteria isolation,
streaking, verifying inoculum, plating, antimicrobial tests and