Brandon Barnett

Mentor: Dr. Thomas Calquhoun
College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
"I was interested in having a more hands on approach to the topics I learned about in the basic biology courses I've taken."


Plant Science



Research Interests

  • Volatile Compounds
  • Genetics
  • Flavor

Academic Awards

  • University Scholars Program 2016


  • Florida Cicerones
  • UF Cheer Team
  • UF Genetics Club


  • Relay for Life
  • Dance Marathon
  • Give Kids the World

Hobbies and Interests

  • Cheerleading
  • Plants
  • Soil

Research Description

High Throughput Analysis of Volatile Organic Compounds from Blueberries
The project I'm working on for University Scholars would developing, optimizing, and utilizing a method to analyze a high throughput of volatile compounds in the GC/MS and then further evaluate the data received from the thousands of samples. This will be followed by a statistical analysis of the information.