Shubhpriya Gupta


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  • Organization
    University of Kwa-Zulu Natal

  • Role
    Scientist Mentor: I will mentor teams of students online
    Other (partner, advisor, curriculum developer)

  • Research Interests (300 words)
    I have interest and experience in seed biology, biostimulants, endophytes, plant tissue culture, plant-microbe interaction, molecular biology, microbiology, drug discovery, biochemistry and analytical chemistry (Column Chromatography, TLC, HPLC, LC-MS/MS, GC-MS, spectrophotometer, etc).

  • 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 was passionate about science as the facts which science produces are so convincing.

  • Profile Question 2
    When and why did you decide to go into a science career?

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 2 here (300 words):
    When I was in high school I used to study the scientist and their discoveries and about their dedication to science. I was very much inspired by there life and work. Some of the scientists who inspired me are Gregor Johann Mendel, Thomas Hunt Morgan, Rosalind Franklin, Louis Pasteur, Jagadish Chandra Bose, Marie Skłodowska Curie. I am still learning and will always learn.

  • Profile Question 3
    What lessons have you learned in your career about how science works?

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 3 here (300 words):
    Dedication and patience.

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

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