Mason Wesly Bird


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  • Organization
    Austin College

  • Role
    Scientist Mentor: I will mentor teams of students online

  • Research Interests (300 words)
    My research interest involve epidemeology, arboviruses, and medical entomology. For the past few years my focus has been broading the understanding the way plants and mosquitoes interact.

  • Profile Question 1
    What is best about being a scientist?

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 1 here (300 words):
    The best part of being science is the learning process. Learning both about the research topic in detail and learning how to collaborate with individuals that bring different vantage points to the field.

  • Profile Question 2
    What is the coolest thing you have discovered or learned about plants?

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 2 here (300 words):
    That plants can develop chemicals over evolutionary time that mimic the normal chemicals in insects are used as defense

  • Profile Question 3
    When and why did you decide to go into a science career?

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 3 here (300 words):
    When I was in high school is started to love biology and decide I wanted to work in medicine.

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  • Capacity: How many teams at a time are you comfortable working with?

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