Elizabeth Anne Zimmer

Profile

  • Time Zone
    Eastern

  • Organization
    Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

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

  • Research Interests (300 words)
    Plant molecular phylogenetics and evolution, gene family and genome evolution, chloroplast genome evolution, invasive species, population genetics

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

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 1 here (300 words):
    Vitis, the grape genus. I am interested in its biogeographic history, taxonomic relationships and its genome evolution

  • 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):
    In high school, around junior year, enjoyed biology and chemistry classes, read The Double Helix and got interested in molecular genetics

  • Profile Question 3
    What is the coolest thing you have discovered or learned about plants?

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 3 here (300 words):
    That the water lily lineage is either the second or first oldest of flowering plant lineages

  • 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?
    2

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