Aaron Wilson

Mentor: Dr. Charles Martin
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
 
"I wanted to try something that I had no idea how to do. I wanted an entirely new professional experience to help guide me towards graduation and after."

Major

Biology

Minor

Health Disparities

Research Interests

  • Electroporation
  • Biological Membranes
  • Electrochemistry

Academic Awards

  • Nettworth Scholars 2014
  • University Scholars 2016

Organizations

  • Community Health Service Corps

Volunteer

  • ACORN Clinic
  • Shand's NICHE
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northwest Florida

Hobbies and Interests

  • Scuba Diving
  • Camping

Research Description

Facilitation of Electroporation Using Gold-plated Mesoporous Membranes
I am studying the process of electroporation and it's effects on cells. Electroporation is the action or process of introducing DNA or chromosomes into bacteria or other cells using a pulse of electricity to briefly open the pores in the cell membranes. I have previously helped in creating a more-efficient electroporator, and am now studying the pores that are formed in the cell membranes of electroplated cells.