Robert L Jarret

Profile

  • Time Zone
    Eastern

  • Organization
    US Department of Agriculture

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

  • Research Interests (300 words)
    General biology and botany, molecular systematics, molecular and general genetics, plant tissue culture, biotechnological applications to plant improvement, genomics, conservation.

  • Profile Question 1
    What is best about being a scientist?

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 1 here (300 words):
    Discovery

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

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 2 here (300 words):
    Interacting with other scientists

  • Profile Question 3
    Do you have advice for students about preparing for a science career?

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 3 here (300 words):
    Seek advice when you need it.

  • Availability
    I am NOT available, please temporarily remove me from the available mentor list

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

Recent Posts

hhssnellingfall2017 project 7 Robert L Jarret

Few scientist (that I know) work on only one project. Many work on several with various timelines (short-term, medium-term, and long-term). A long-term project might be 5 years or longer. Short term perhaps 6 months or a year. Working with plants is…

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hhssnellingfall2017 project 7 Robert L Jarret

Bob is fine with me.  Science can definitely be an exciting career choice.  I graduated from Purdue. It's good school. In a way - being a scientist is like being an explorer. You are are constantly looking for things or studying things…

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hhssnellingfall2017 project 7 Robert L Jarret

HI, I'm a scientist with the USDA. I work with plants (mostly) in the areas of genetics/genomics and plant biology in a conservation-oriented program.  BJ  

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