Griffin Wright — Animal Sciences/ pre-vet
Griffin Wright is a junior majoring in animal sciences/pre-vet from Trussville, Alabama. Griffin chose to get involved with undergraduate research because he was hoping to make an impact on the science community in any way possible. His research goal is to find differential gene expression between paternal and maternal alleles during early stages of development. Griffin will answer the following question: “Do different bulls have different cleavage kinetics during the first and second cell divisions?” He will use three different bulls to in vitro fertilize oocytes collected from ovaries obtained from a slaughterhouse. Following in vitro fertilization, putative zygotes will be in vitro cultured, and he will be collecting data on the timing of embryo cleavages until the development of blastocysts.
Project title: TBD
Mentor: Dr. Fernando Biase