Heteroresistance in Staphylococcus aureus
This study will investigate the
prevelance of mupirocin heteroresistance (hMUP) in Staphylococcus aureus.
The impact of hMUP is not well described in the clinical and scientific
literature. The student will conduct an in vitro (laboratory
based) assay that identifies mupirocin heteroresistance in the bacteria
S. aureus. Once fully described, a connection to clinical patient
outcomes can be accessed.