Date of Award

Spring 5-6-2021

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Akira Kawamura

Second Advisor

David r Mootoo

Academic Program Adviser

Yujia Xu


Biofilms have negative and positive impacts depending on the context they develop. In this work, I optimized a biofilm assay to evaluate the effect of three different types of compounds indole derivatives, 2,5 Diketopiperazines, and 12-hydroxystearic acid on the biofilm formation of E. coli.



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