Diane M Beckles

Profile

  • Time Zone
    Pacific

  • Organization
    University of California, Davis

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

  • Research Interests (300 words)
    How environmental stress alters plant carbon allocation and the postharvest quality of seeds and fruit.

  • Profile Question 1
    What is your favorite plant? Why?

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 1 here (300 words):
    Carrots! It was the first vegetable I planted as a child!

  • Profile Question 2
    When and why did you decide to go into a science career?

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 2 here (300 words):
    As a child I made the connection between the importance of the soil, water and sunlight to a plant's ability to produce the food we depended on. What remained a black box for me was how the plant was able to make the conversion. As a child, I wanted to know how plants did this magic. It still remains a burning question for me now, even after all of these years.

  • Profile Question 3
    What is best about being a scientist?

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 3 here (300 words):
    Sharing knowledge with others.

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

  • Capacity: How many teams at a time are you comfortable working with?
    1

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