Matthew J Christians

Profile

  • Time Zone
    Eastern

  • Organization
    Grand Valley State University

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

  • Research Interests (300 words)
    Plant respond to environmental stimuli or developmental cues in numerous ways. I am interested in how plants respond to light, and hormones. In particular, I study how responses at the molecular level takes place, including changing the activity and levels of proteins within the cell.

  • 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 used to work in a greenhouse, helping out with the cultivation of plants. I decided that plants were really neat and I wanted to learn more.

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

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 2 here (300 words):
    The orchid. So many different types, all so beautiful

  • Profile Question 3
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  • Capacity: How many teams at a time are you comfortable working with?
    2

Recent Posts

bcdegraffspring2018 project 14 Matthew J Christians
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Awesome!  It looks like you have some great results.  Can you make any conclusions based on your results?  Do your plants grow better or worse with salt? Why do you think salt might affect growth?  What would you like to do for a…

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bcdegraffspring2018 project 14 Matthew J Christians
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Hi All,

Sorry for the delayed response.  I am one of your mentors for the project.

Looks like you are well on your way in your project.  Nice job!

A couple of questions so I can catch up on your project. 

1.  I see…

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Great!  Thanks for the update.  Looks like you are on your way to performing the experiment. 

Did you decide which plants you are going to work with yet?  

A couple of other things to think about:

1.  How often…

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