Answer the question you selected for profile question 2 here (300 words):
My favorite plant is the potato. This is not only because I use potatoes in my research, but they're fun to grow, they give us healthy food, they have pretty flowers, and there is a tremendous amount of diversity among cultivated and wild potato species. Plus, everyone loves potatoes, right? Did you know that the average person eats about 120 pounds of potatoes every year?!? Wow!