Donate

Top Awards

SARSEF Foundation Scholarship Excellence in Research

Grand Award

1st Place

Sponsored Awards

Second Place - Friends of Agua Caliente Award, Tucson Cactus and Succulent Society 3rd Place
HS-BH12

Investigating the Effects of Native Sonoran Desert Plants on Enhancing the Effects of Different Antibiotics Against E. coli

Biomedical and Health Sciences
Andrea Romero

Grade:
11
Teacher:
Alfred Santos

"Antibiotic resistance is one of the most serious public health issues that the globe is facing today. Every year, around 2.5 million people in the United States contract an antibiotic-resistant infection, with 35,000 people end up dying. To address this problem, this study investigated the pharmaceutical potential of 4 different Sonoran Desert plants and determined whether they could enhance the effects of the antibiotics (Erythromycin, Ampicillin, Penicillin). "


Project presentation

View Project Presentation file

Lab journal excerpts

View Lab Journal file

Research paper

View Research Paper file