Prerequisite: Comfort with large insects 1-2.5 inches
Description: Madagascar roaches utilize carbonic anhydarse in a similar manner to mammals. Its localization in the GI tract provides inference into pH environments, affecting bacterial flora in roach GI tract as in humans. This bacterial flora may also contain pathogens like E. coli. Transformed E. coli are also being used to investigate potential E. coli colonization in roach GI tracts and mechanism of food contamination and disease.
Joint Research Project with: Lance Schultz, MS
Number of Placements Available: 2
Terms Available: Summer 2016
Institution: University of Detroit Mercy