Braden Zink

 Braden Zink

Undergraduate Research Assistant

304 Christopher S. Bond Life Sciences
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65201


Pursuing B.S. in Biological Sciences (Expected graduate date: 2018)
Pre-Med student, currently applying to medical school

Research endeavors

  • Current:  Investigations into the genetic regulation of seed size in Arabidopsis thaliana and how seed size relates to amino acid composition
  • Previous:  Capstone project worked to reveal a part of the genetic architecture responsible for Glutamate family amino acid regulation

Select Honors and Awards

  • 2017 Clinton Crouch Outstanding Junior in Biological Sciences
  • 2017 Cherng Summer Scholar Grant recipient. Investigating the genetic relationship between the size of plant seeds and their respective amino acid composition
  • 2016 Jonas Viles Junior Outstanding Sophomore in Biological Sciences
  • MU Honors Research Certificate