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Presentation Title: Development of New Antibacterial Dendrimers Discipline: BioChemistry School: Little Big Horn College - MSU-Bozeman Presentation Type: Poster Presentation Abstract: Development of New Antibacterial Dendrimers Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, Little Big Horn College & BioChemistry Montana State University - Bozeman

The purpose of this research is to determine if common bacteria can evolve resistance to the new multivalent quaternary ammonium antibacterial dendrimers that have been developed in the Cloninger research group. A multistep resistance selection study involving a broth macrodilution method with serial daily passages is being performed. The two strains of bacteria under investigation are Escherichia coli and Bacillus cereus. Because the development of bacterial strains that are resistant to currently available antimicrobial agents is a significant health threat, the development of new antibacterial agents is critically important. Pathways for which bacteria can develop resistance to multivalent quaternary ammonium antibacterial dendrimers are difficult to envision, and the research reported here addresses this issue.

Presenter: Devin American Horse Tribe: Crow Primary Email: Devin.A.H.1989@hotmail.com Biography Devin American Horse is a biochemistry major at Montana State University – Bozeman.

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2011 National Conference Student Research Abstracts  
2011 National Conference Student Research Abstracts  

A comprehensive list of the student research topics that will be presented at the AISES 2011 National Conference

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