Dinesh Adhikary

Profile

  • Time Zone
    Pacific

  • Organization
    The University of British Columbia

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

  • Research Interests (300 words)
    Amaranth (Amaranthus hypochondriacus L. and Amaranthus tricolor L.) is an ancient crop in which scientific and commercial interest has recently been renewed. Amaranth has advantages of being a protein rich C4 pseudo-cereal that can be adapted to cultivation in a wide range of environments, with good tolerance of drought and salinity. It also has superior water use efficiency compared to many other C3 and C4 crops. It naturally produces betalains, which may contribute to their agronomic and nutritional advantages. I am using existing genetic and genomic resources to build new resources, and to contribute to our understanding of the biology and to improve production of this economically important crop.

  • Which of the following best describes your career stage?
    Graduate Student

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

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 1 here (300 words):
    Researching and collecting facts and sharing with the public.

  • Profile Question 2
    What is your favorite plant? Why?

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 2 here (300 words):
    Amaranth. It has an exceptional nutritional facts and agronomic properties. One of the most important crops for the next generation.

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

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

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