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Combating antibiotic resistance with the power of aloe (2022)

Raised toward our $2,500 Goal
30 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on November 05, at 11:59 PM EDT
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Our Mission

Team AloeSporin (link to site) is a Class of 2024 undergraduate research team within the University of Maryland, College Park Gemstone Honors Program. 

AloeSporin aims to create a cut-and-scrape ointment that can combat bacterial growth and stimulate the rate of skin cell regeneration. Ultimately, the team will add data and research to the field of antibiotics and plant-medicine in hopes of contributing to the search for a solution to antibiotic resistance.

Now in our third year, after having conducted a thorough literature review and developed our methodology, we are looking to fund our ambitious project. 

This fundraising campaign will aid in the purchase of the general lab supplies, experimental reagents, bacterial cell lines and skin cell cultures we will need to conduct our experiments. 

Your support will give us the unique opportunity to conduct research as undergraduate students, and aid in our contribution to new medical discoveries in the early stages of our careers.

Gifts in support of the University of Maryland are accepted and managed by the University of Maryland College Park Foundation, Inc., an affiliated 501(c)(3) organization authorized by the Board of Regents.  Contributions to the University of Maryland are tax-deductible as allowed by law. Please see your tax advisor for details.

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UMD Outreach and Survey

Help fund our community outreach and campus survey which aims to measure student awareness of antibiotic resistance and prescription misuse.


General Lab Supplies

Every dollar counts! Help us by donating towards our lab supplies fund, which goes towards everything from tubes, tips, pipettes, dishes, other general lab materials.


Experimental Reagents

Fund our purchase of aloe vera, antibodies, cell culture medium, and assays kits!


Cell Cultures

This donation level supports our purchase of the bacterial cell lines and human skin cell fibroblasts we will be testing aloe vera against.


Full-Scale Research Donation

This supports each and every part of our mission! We thank you in advanced for your support!

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