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Amy S. Verhoeven

Professor and Director of the Biochemistry program
Degree
Ph.D. University of Colorado
Office
OWS 357/Lab: OWS388
Phone
(651) 962-5278
Toll Free
(800) 328-6819, Ext. 2-5278
Fax
651.926.5201
Mail
OWS 352
University of St. Thomas
2115 Summit Ave.
Saint Paul MN 55105

RESEARCH INTERESTS

I am a plant physiologist/ biochemist with interests in how plants acclimate and adapt to stressful environments.  I am particularly interested in photosynthesis and photoprotective strategies that plants use in times of stress.  A major research focus has been on low temperature stress, and the questions I have been asking center on how plants deal with high light intensities during winter, when photosynthesis is limited.  My projects have centered on leaf antioxidant systems, a photoprotective process called the xanthophyll cycle, and an examination of how the photosynthetic light harvesting proteins change during acclimation to winter conditions, and upon recovery in the spring.  I am also interested in how plants acclimate to a variety of light conditions, particularly with regard to their complement of photosynthetic proteins. 
 
 

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

 (Undergraduate students are indicated by *.)
  • Verhoeven AS, Kertho A*, Nguyen M* (2016) Characterization of light-dependent regulation of state transitions in gymnosperms. Tree Physiology 36:325-334
 
 
 
 

Summer 2017 Courses

Summer 2017 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location

Fall 2017 Courses

Fall 2017 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
BCHM 301 - L01 Biochemistry Seminar Series 1 - T - - - - - 1330 - 1510 OSS 329
CRN: 40839 2 Credit Hours Instructor: Amy S. Verhoeven, Thomas C. Marsh This sequence of courses is begun the first semester of the junior year and progresses for a total of two semesters. The first (301) course is two credits and is graded on the usual letter grade scale. The second course (302) bears no credit and is graded on a pass-fail basis (S/R). The first course (301) is an in-depth investigation of selected current topics in biochemistry designed to develop critical scientific reading, writing, and presenting skills while exploring biochemical primary literature. The subject matter will vary from year to year and will be announced in the annual Class Schedule. The class will meet for one and a half hours once a week with evaluation based upon in-class discussion and quality of written and oral assignments. The second course (302) is a requirement whereby students must attend Biology and Chemistry departmental seminars. Required of all Biochemistry majors. Required of all Biochemistry majors. Prerequisites: CHEM 202, completion or current enrollment in BIOL 209

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
BCHM 301 - L02 Biochemistry Seminar Series 1 - T - - - - - 1330 - 1510 OSS 435
CRN: 41199 2 Credit Hours Instructor: Amy S. Verhoeven, Thomas C. Marsh This sequence of courses is begun the first semester of the junior year and progresses for a total of two semesters. The first (301) course is two credits and is graded on the usual letter grade scale. The second course (302) bears no credit and is graded on a pass-fail basis (S/R). The first course (301) is an in-depth investigation of selected current topics in biochemistry designed to develop critical scientific reading, writing, and presenting skills while exploring biochemical primary literature. The subject matter will vary from year to year and will be announced in the annual Class Schedule. The class will meet for one and a half hours once a week with evaluation based upon in-class discussion and quality of written and oral assignments. The second course (302) is a requirement whereby students must attend Biology and Chemistry departmental seminars. Required of all Biochemistry majors. Required of all Biochemistry majors. Prerequisites: CHEM 202, completion or current enrollment in BIOL 209

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
BCHM 302 - 01 Biochemistry Seminar Series 2 - - - - F - - 1215 - 1320
CRN: 40840 0 Credit Hours Instructor: Amy S. Verhoeven This sequence of courses is begun the first semester of the junior year and progresses for a total of two semesters. The first (301) course is two credits and is graded on the usual letter grade scale. The second course (302) is no credit and is graded on a pass-fail basis (S/R). The first course (301) is an in-depth investigation of selected current topics in biochemistry designed to develop critical scientific reading, writing, and presenting skills while exploring biochemical primary literature. The subject matter will vary from year to year and will be announced in the annual Class Schedule. The class will meet for one and a half hours once a week with evaluation based upon in-class discussion and quality of written and oral assignments. The second course (302) is a requirement whereby students must attend Biology and Chemistry departmental seminars. Required of all Biochemistry majors. Prerequisites: CHEM 202, completion of, or current enrollment in BIOL 209

Schedule Details

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BIOL 398 - 03 Principles of Biochemistry M - W - F - - 0815 - 0920 OSS 329
CRN: 42488 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Amy S. Verhoeven The subject matter of these courses will vary from year to year, but will not duplicate existing courses. Descriptions of these courses are available in the Searchable Class Schedule on Murphy Online, View Searchable Class Schedule

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J-Term 2018 Courses

J-Term 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location