Research Opportunities Database
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Phone 2: 401/350-3837
Location:401-444-4201 - KTarquinio@Lifespan.org
Research SummaryInterested in endotracheal tube biofilm formation and its roll in the ventilator associated pneumonia, especially pediatric ICU population. A project related to bench research collaborating with Engineering department, utilizing nanotechnology to change the medical device materials for creating less bacterial adhesion.
Past or Present Projects Available:Potential future projects:
1) obtaining the consent form and enrolling the patients for IRB study
2) data organization from patients demographics
3) analyzing the nano-modified endotracheal tubes and biofilm formation using scanning electron microscopy, energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy, confocal microscopy etc.
4) streaking the suspended bacteria on media agar and obtaining CFU/ml