I am an undergraduate student at the University of Massachusetts Amherst studying Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Microbiology. I am currently assisting Dr. Bartlett on isolating mutants that are found and induced in maize, and then determining where these mutations are in their genomes. I plan on continuing my studies on biological processes at the cellular level, and then entering the biotechnology field. The research and work that I plan on doing in the future involve the genetic foundations that I learn in the Bartlett Lab. Not only am I gaining insight on what the Bartlett Lab does, I am also gaining insight on basic laboratory procedures, protocol, and equipment. I look forward to putting everything that I have acquired to good use and improve as I continue to learn.