Howard Botany Lab

Profile

  • Time Zone
    Eastern

  • Organization
    Howard University Botany Lab

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

  • Research Interests (300 words)
    Currently, our research includes Rumex-- a genus of plants, the sex differences in certain plant species, and digitizing herbarium specimens at Howard University.

  • Profile Question 1
    Do you have advice for students about preparing for a science career?

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 1 here (300 words):
    An education in science is a very rewarding and exciting one. Students preparing to pursue a career in science should be critical and creative thinkers. Many scientific breakthroughs happened because of scientists that were willing to think outside the box. If you're open to constantly learning new things, working hard, and exploring the world around you, then science is the career for you.

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

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 2 here (300 words):
    Being a scientist allows you to discover the undiscovered. It allows you to think from a lot of different angles and gives you various perspectives.

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

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 3 here (300 words):
    Even though you have a result that you want, you don't always get it in science. Failure is not an option, but it is inevitable. Being a scientist means you have to exhaust all options until you find the result you are looking for.

  • Help represent the outreach efforts of your societies. Please click all those organizations you are a member of:
    Howard University Herbarium

  • How did you hear about PlantingScience?
    Colleague/Friend

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

  • Preferred Investigation Themes
    The Power of Sunlight (photosynthesis and respiration)
    The Wonder of Seeds (seed germination and growth)
    Foundations of Genetics (traits, variation and environment in rapidly cycling Brassica)
    Genetics in Arabidopsis (investigation with a model species to track transmission of traits)
    C-Fern in the Open (sexual reproduction, alternation of generations)
    Agronomy Feeds the World (where does food come from?)
    What about Pollen? (pollen and pollination)
    Celery Challenge (plant anatomy, osmosis and diffusion)

  • Capacity: How many teams at a time are you comfortable working with?
    2

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