Each semester, Tiny Earth at FAU consists of 192 non-STEM undergraduate students (in RI:BSC 1005L), five graduate teaching assistants, multiple DIR researchers, work-study students and one lab manager under the leadership of Diane Baronas-Lowell, Ph.D. Undergraduate students in the General Microbiology Labs (MCB 3020) (~100 students per semester) further characterize the unknown bacteria with the best antibiotic-production profiles. Together, we are searching for novel antibiotic-producing bacteria, and we are partnering with FAU chemists to isolate novel antibiotic compounds.
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.