Mason Ferrer

Mason Ferrer

Mentor

Dr. Jianping Wang

College

College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

Major

Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Minor

N/A

Organizations

N/A

Academic Awards

National Hispanic Merit Scholar

Volunteering

N/A

Research Interests

Genetics

Hobbies and Interests

Research Project

Chemical Mutagenesis

My project aims to utilize chemical mutagenesis in order to diversify the peanut genome. Once greater genetic diversity has been accomplished via mutation, we can test to see if any of these random point mutations resulted in a change in the genome that results in increased resistance to aflatoxins, a family of toxins known to cause food poisoning within peanut crops.