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Summer Interns Guest Curate BTI Twitter Account: Meet Andrew Willoughby

Andrew WilloughbyThis week on BTI’s Twitter account, we have a guest curator. Please welcome Andrew Willoughby! He is a member of the 2016 Plant Genome Research Program cohort. This summer we are giving these young scientists an opportunity to communicate their experience through social media. We are looking forward to hearing about their projects in the lab, and their impressions of the internship.

Follow along on @BTIscience and #BTIsummer. Feel free to ask our scientists questions and help share their tweets.

Learn more about this week’s curator: 

What are you working on this summer?

I’m working in the Giovanonni Lab under Anquan Wang. I am learning a lot about some of the interplays between hormonal and developmental pathways.  

What university are you studying at? And your major?

I am studying Plant Biology: Biotechnology at the University of Oklahoma.

What is your favorite plant?

My favorite plant is Colocasia esculenta, I think they look really neat and the diversity in the species is pretty impressive.

What is the name of the last book you read? Any hobbies?

I just read “Lab Girl” by Hope Jahren, and I like playing piano to relax.

Do you have a website or Twitter handle you’d like to share?

Twitter handle: @plantundergrad

If you could be any scientist, dead or alive, who would you be?

I don’t know about be, but I would have loved to meet Barbara McClintock.

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