Elvir Tenic


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  • Organization
    Washington State University

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

  • Research Interests (300 words)
    Biology in general but plant biology specifically. Have worked on nitrogen transport and rhizobial associations in soybean. Am currently looking at fruit ripening pathways in apple, pears, and tomatoes. As well as how soil amendments such as biochar can affect plant growth and development.

  • 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):
    There is constantly something new and amazing to discover. Also, I believe people should never stop learning and I am always seeking knowledge and ways to help improve science literacy in the world.

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

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 2 here (300 words):
    (not set)

  • Profile Question 3
    Can you share a funny/interesting lab or field story?

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 3 here (300 words):
    My lab was helping me harvest some soybeans and we had to use liquid nitrogen to freeze our sample. However, we left a container of it on a high stool and while reaching down, I bumped into it and a small amount got on my hair! At first I was freaking out but it didn't hurt at all and my hair had this really cool (ha) flowing trails of liquid nitrogen evaporating for a couple minutes.

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

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