Blog Author : agao

Me, standing behind a podium, in front of a presentation.
Hi everyone! Welcome to my fifth and final blog post. Please enjoy these pictures that were taken throughout my time here.
A collage of five different tubes containing various liquids.
Hi again! In this blog, I talk about the trials and tribulations I have faced during the data collection process.
Boxes of collection tubes alongside a beaker filled with more tubes and a row of bottles.
Hi again! I'm currently in the process of collecting samples and running experiments, but I took a break to talk about plant pathology and the role it plays in my project.
Five Mongolian Oak leaves laid out side-by-side on top of a white paper, with two rulers lined up next to the leaves on the bottom and to the right.
My research project has undergone major changes in the past two weeks, and I have learned a lot about trees and about research in general. In this blog, I talk about what the process of establishing a research question has taught me.
Two Mongolian Oaks on the west side of the Morton Arboretum.
Hi everyone! My name is Alyssa Gao, and I am one of the Undergraduate Research Fellows working for the Morton Arboretum’s Center for Tree Science this summer. For this post, I wanted to provide a bit of background on who I am and how I got here!