Mason utilizes genomic and statistical methods to improve microbial risk analysis practices.
He received his PhD from MSU in 2023. His thesis work focused on the application of bioinformatics techniques to solve microbiological problems with outcomes ranging from environmental to public health related. Some of his work entailed exploring the connection between the gut microbiome and mercury detoxification.
Mason’s research interests entail understanding microbial ecological and evolutionary dynamics to better address public health questions.