The project that I am working on in the Silva lab is the Bacteria Detector. I started working in the Silva lab at the end of May in 2017. My role in the Silva lab is to culture E. coli and get CFU counts, to use for testing how well our sensor is able to recognize bacteria particles. I also work with Tom Hansen on developing the computer program that allows our sensor to detect bacteria and count how much bacteria are in a water sample. Thus far I have helped with writing code that removes noise generated during the image reconstruction and background subtraction of all the images collected by our sensor, and code that tracks the particles from one image to the next.