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Tiny Earth at FAU

Every semester, Tiny Earth at FAU consists of 192 non-STEM undergraduate students, five graduate Teaching Assistants, multiple DIR Researchers, one Postdoctoral Researcher and one Lab Assistant, under the leadership of Diane Baronas-Lowell, Ph.D. Together, we lead students in the discovery of novel antibiotic-producing isolates, and we are partnering with FAU chemists to isolate novel antibiotic compounds.


Research

Diane Baronas-Lowell. Broadening SWI Efforts at FAU. Presented at 5th Annual SWI Symposium, June 2018.

Alexis Martin, Paul Scesa, Shweta Singh, Alex Copeland, Lyndon West and Diane Baronas-Lowell. Discovery of a Novel Cyclic Depsi-lipopeptide Isolated from soil Bacteria in Palm Beach County, FL. Presented at 5th Annual SWI Symposium, June 2018.

Alexis Martin, Paul Scesa, Shweta Singh, Alex Copeland, Lyndon West and Diane Baronas-Lowell. Antibiotic Discovery in Bacteria from Palm Beach County Soil. Presented at FAU's 8th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium, March 2018.

Diane Baronas-Lowell. Keeping Students on Schedule in the Antibiotic Discovery Process of SWI. Presented at 4th Annual SWI Symposium, June 2017.

Jayson Burkhardt, Noah Kaplan, and Diane Baronas-Lowell. Isolation and Characterization of Antibiotic-Producing Bacteria from a Soil Sample Collected at Florida Atlantic University Campus. Presented at the 4th Annual Small World Initiative Symposium, June 2017.


Funding

  • Special thanks to FAU’s Office for Research and Inquiry for Diane Baronas-Lowell's Fall 2018 Curriculum Grant.

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The Tiny Earth Team at FAU 

2018

Spring 2018: Back: Vilte Butkute, Maggie Elkin, Diane Baronas-Lowell Ph.D., Michael Kiken M.S., Tricia Don M.S., Noah Kaplan M.S., Shweta Singh Ph.D., Jayson Burkhardt. Front: Alex Copeland, Alexis Martin, Shane Rahilly 

 

 

team2017

Fall 2017: Back: Diane Baronas-Lowell Ph.D., Michael Kiken, Noah Kaplan M.S., Jayson Burkhardt. Front: Shweta Singh Ph.D., Maggie Elkin, Genevieve Liddle, Tricia Don