Date of Award

Spring 5-2010

Degree Type

Internship Practicum Report

Degree Name

Master of Science

Field of Study



Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

First Advisor

Dr. Dan Dimitrijevich


The investigation of plant cell lines often reveals a plethora of novel compounds with medicinal potential. The goal of this internship thesis was that after development of effective plant cell culture methods, the extracts obtained from plant cell culture cells will possess wound healing properties. The specific aims for this internship were: to establish plant cell culture methods, establish extraction methods of plant biomass, and develop bioassays to screen biomass extracts for wound healing applications. A fully operational plant cell research facility was established in available industrial space. Effective methods for the investigation of three plant cell lines were developed, and data was collected that indicate these cell lines produce medicinal compounds of significance within the various phases of wound healing.