Nicholas Deason


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  • Organization
    UC San Diego Biological Sciences

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

  • Research Interests (300 words)
    I study the molecular genetics of circadian rhythms in plants and am also interested in biotechnology.

  • Profile Question 1
    When and why did you decide to go into a science career?

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 1 here (300 words):
    I didn't decide on a career in science until I tried academic research for myself in college. I found it empowering to ask my own questions, design my own experiments, and follow through to find answers. I still do that today as a graduate student.

  • Profile Question 2
    What is best about being a scientist?

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 2 here (300 words):
    The best thing about doing science is knowing that your work is adding to the collective knowledge of humanity, even if only in a small way, and is contributing the advancement of technologies that can improve society.

  • Profile Question 3
    What is your favorite plant? Why?

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 3 here (300 words):
    My favorite plant is the tomato because its easy to grow, tastes delicious, and reminds me of summer.

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

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