Christie Dang

Profile

  • Time Zone
    Central

  • Organization
    Creighton University

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

  • Research Interests (300 words)
    Currently, I look at post-pollination development in aquatic angiosperms. My lab focuses mostly on species that undergo hydrophily, or water-facilitated pollination. I am interested in looking at how water-pollination affects the progamic phase, the stage between pollination and fertilization.

  • Profile Question 1
    Can you describe your attitude toward science when you were in high school?

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 1 here (300 words):
    I really liked biology! I wasn't the best at it but I loved everything. I think my general attitude towards science was to be as open as possible. There were a lot of concepts I was learning for the first time, so it was a little difficult for me, but I still liked it.

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

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 2 here (300 words):
    Ginkgo biloba, also known as ginkgo or the maidenhair tree. I love the fan shape of the leaf, it's so beautiful. It is also the only species left in its genus! This tree is also referred to as a living fossil, being found over 270 million years ago. Additionally it has strong cultural importance in asian culture, often found in buddhists monasteries being carefully nurtured by the monks.

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

  • In addition to English, I am comfortable communicating with students in the following languages:
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  • Capacity: How many teams at a time are you comfortable working with?
    2

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