Crystal Goldyn


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  • Organization
    Mount Aloysius College

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

  • Research Interests (300 words)
    My research interests lie in the morphological and biochemical characterization of single and multigene mutants of ubiquitin specific proteases (UBPs) within Arabidopsis thaliana. My research in bioinformatic and phylogenetic analyses of ubiquitin specific proteases throughout plant and animal species has revealed conservation and divergence of UBPs amongst species. I’ve used plasmid construction/site-directed mutagenesis followed by DNA/RNA and morphological analyses to implicate the role and importance of gene domains and post-translational modifications to gene function. I also have experience in genotyping, phenotyping, southern blotting, SDS-PAGE, cloning, bacterial cell culture techniques, plant transformation, and various cell, DNA/RNA and protein purification methods.

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    What is best about being a scientist?

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    That my job allows me to ask a variety of questions and then spend my days trying to answer them in new and creative ways!

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

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6c4 Cacti Jacks Crystal Goldyn

Hi All,

You could wrap them in some parafilm and see what happens, however that might not allow much oxygen. So, which is worse drying out or lack of oxygen? Have fun on your trip!



6c4 Cacti Jacks Crystal Goldyn

Hi Tayo,

How did you decide how much water to add to your petri dishes? How much water do seeds normally need to germinate-how about your particular seeds? Is there any research on this already? -a quick search on google scholar brought up lots!…

6c4 Cacti Jacks Crystal Goldyn

Hi KJ,

Do you think that measuring the total plant growth or time to full growth will actually answer your question about how long it takes to germinate? I think you could find a better way. Think about what germination is and the signs of…


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