Date of Submission

Spring 2020

Academic Program


Project Advisor 1

Mike Tibbetts

Project Advisor 2

Brooke Jude

Abstract/Artist's Statement

While cancer continues to devastate families around the globe, researchers are constantly investigating alternative treatment methods. We sought out to test violacein, an anti-cancer agent, with a model organism, Saccharomyces cerevisiae. S cerevisiae has been used as a model for preliminary testing of antineoplastic, or tumor growth inhibiting compounds. We sought out to quantify the antineoplastic activity that violacein has on the growth of yeast. This would allow for better therapeutic health effects and costs. Due to unforeseen complications, we were only able to devise a clear and replicable method for quantifying and visualizing yeast growth. For ease of reading, section titles are bold, while subsections are italicized.

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