Faculty Advisor

Buckholt, Michael Allan

Faculty Advisor

Farny, Natalie

Abstract

Research supporting the harmful effects of Bisphenol-A (BPA) has prompted its substitution in plastics manufacturing with alternative bisphenols, such as BPS and BPF. We used cultured human cells and fluorescence microscopy to compare the effects of these bisphenols on cellular stress response and growth. Our research suggests that BPA and BPF had quantifiable influence on both cellular stress and growth, while our findings on BPS were inconclusive. This work has important implications for the use of alternative bisphenols in plastics.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2016

Major

Biology and Biotechnology

Major

Biochemistry

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Biology and Biotechnology

Advisor Department

BIO

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