Becky Zhong

Profile

  • Time Zone
    Central

  • Organization
    University of Minnesota

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

  • Research Interests (300 words)
    Plant breeding, crop production management, agroecosystem understandings, and diversified cropping landscape studies

  • Profile Question 1
    What is your favorite plant? Why?

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 1 here (300 words):
    Soybean! Because it is the most important oil crop in the US.

  • Profile Question 2
    What was the first science experiment you ever designed? How did it turn out?

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 2 here (300 words):
    Salt tolerance in rice. It was very interesting to see plant leaves change color and behave differently than the control.

  • Profile Question 3
    What is the coolest thing you have discovered or learned about plants?

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 3 here (300 words):
    They have a very fascinating defense system against pathogens, diseases, and invaders.

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

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