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Amy S Verhoeven

Professor (on sabbatical until Fall 2016)
Ph.D. University of Colorado
OWS 357/Lab: OWS388
(651) 962-5278
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OWS 352
University of St. Thomas
2115 Summit Ave.
Saint Paul MN 55105

Professional 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. 

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