Kevin Dorn


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  • Organization
    United States Department of Agriculture

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

  • Research Interests (300 words)
    My research explores how a plant's genome - or it's DNA - effects how a plant looks or acts in its environment. By understanding how the unique sequence of DNA in a plant changes a specific trait - or phenotype - we can breed better crop plants with improved characteristics like increased seed size or better nutritional quality.

  • Profile Question 1
    What is a typical day like for you?

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  • Profile Question 2
    Do you have advice for students about preparing for a science career?

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  • Profile Question 3
    What lessons have you learned in your career about how science works?

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  • Availability
    I am currently available for mentoring, please send me team match invitations

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Recent Posts

SHSW Zemcik Team 3 Kevin Dorn

Hi Team, 

Thanks for uploading the powerpoint slides you presented to your class. I think your observation about the bubbles in the DI water treatment being bigger but fewer in quantity was really interesting. I think there's probably…

SHSW Zemcik Team 3 Kevin Dorn

Hi Team - 

Thanks for the updates! Very interesting result with your salt water vs. DI water experiment -- I'm interested to know what your hypothesis beforehand was? Did you expect there to be a different response between your salt…

SHSW Zemcik Team 7 Kevin Dorn

Hi Team! 

I just wanted to check in and introduce myself -- I'm Kevin Dorn and I'll be your 'Scientist Liaison'. Like your mentor, Andrew, I'm also a plant biologist and am also available to answer any questions you have…


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