Zilfina RUBIO AMES

Profile

  • Time Zone
    Eastern

  • Organization
    University of Georgia

  • Employment Status
    University / College Faculty

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

  • Research Interests (300 words)
    Postharvest physiology, plant physiology, plant biochemistry, phytochemicals in food, sensory evaluation

  • Profile Question 1
    What is best about being a scientist?

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 1 here (300 words):
    To me it is learning something new about plants every day. Plant science and science in general is full of open-ended questions.

  • 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):
    Middle school. I love to read and learn, and biology was/is my favorite subject. I figured that by being a scientist I will spend my life reading and learning, then I became a scientist.

  • Profile Question 3
    What is your favorite plant? Why?

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 3 here (300 words):
    The algarrobo ( Prosopis chilensis) tree . In Peru we make algarrobina from the algarrobo pod (the fruit). It is delicious.

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

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