SSTP Blog: 2016

Welcome to the official UF SSTP 2016 Blog!  Follow along as students conduct independent faculty-guided scientific research in University of Florida laboratories, attend lectures by UF professors, take university-level coursework, and explore Gainesville!


Biofilm: A New Problem or Solution

Contrary to the idea that bacteria simply moves through the air and in fluids, scientists have found that bacteria tend to adhere to surfaces, grow on them, develop an extracellular matrix, and disperse more bacteria. Aggregations of bacteria like these are called biofilms. Biofilms are inherently antibiotic resistant and are present in approximately 80% of all bacterial infections (Borrero et al., 2014)…. [Continue]