MSc candidate, Plant Biotechnology
Screening and phenomic characterization of pollution resistant plants
Supervised by Associate Professor David J. Burritt
Oscar completed his BA at Occidental College with a major in Biology (emphasis in cellular and molecular Biology) and a minor in Neuroscience.
”I am passionate about the real-world applications of biological research, such as identifying pollution resistant plants that could be useful for countries facing heavy-metal contaminated soils.”
“I am excited to be in New Zealand and to be getting the opportunity to experience research in an international context.”
Investigating plant phenomic traits that are associated with resistance to common heavy metal pollutants and the identification of resistant varieties that can then be genetically analyzed.
Fulbright US Graduate Award 2018
Left to right: Deputy Chief of Mission Susan Niblock, U.S. Embassy in Wellington, Oscar Yip, MSc student, Department of Botany, Rt Hon Winston Peters.