Margaret M Young


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  • Organization
    Elizabeth City State University

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

  • Research Interests (300 words)
    My background is in plant biotechnology specifically plant tissue culture and transformation. I utilize Wisconsin Fast Plants in my courses; and I also do tissue of this plant. I am also interested in C4 photosynthesis in developing a model plant system.

  • Profile Question 1
    When and why did you decide to go into a science career?

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 1 here (300 words):
    I have always liked science. However, my first love was Dance. Once I realized that my favorite dancers had careers outside, I focused in on sciences. I was not sure about which science went I went to university. However, I fell in love with a course in Plant Cytogenetics which set my career path.

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

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 2 here (300 words):
    When experiments do not work and you have to trouble shoot several times

  • Profile Question 3
    Can you describe your attitude toward science when you were in high school?

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 3 here (300 words):
    I loved the labs. I was always thinking of ways to change the labs

  • How did you hear about PlantingScience?
    Partner Organization E-mail

  • 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?

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