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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 *.)
 
  • Merry R*, Jerrard J*, Frebault J*, Verhoeven AS (2017) A comparison of pine and spruce in recovery from winter stress; changes in recovery kinetics and the abundance and phosphorylation status of photosynthetic proteins during winter. Tree PhysiologyIn Press
  • García-Plazaola JI, Hernández A, Fernández-Marín B, Esteban R, Peguero-Pina JJ, Verhoeven A, Cavender-Bares J (2017) Photoprotective mechanisms in the genus Quercus in response to winter cold and summer drought. In Peguero-Pina JJ, Gil-Pelegrín E, eds. Oak physiological ecology. Exploring the functional diversity of genus Quercus L. Springer, In Press
 
 

Summer 2020 Courses

Summer 2020 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location

Fall 2020 Courses

Fall 2020 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
BIOL 340 - 01 Principles of Biochemistry M - W - F - - 0815 - 0920 OWS 275

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0815 - 0920

Location:

OWS 275

Course Registration Number:

47302 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Amy S. Verhoeven

Principles of Biochemistry examines the chemistry underlying biological phenomena and emphasizes the importance of biochemistry in fields ranging from agriculture to medicine. Major topics include the structure and function of biological molecules; the critical role of enzymes; the generation, storage and regulation of metabolic energy. Prerequisites: BIOL 209 and CHEM 201. For all life science majors besides biochemistry, students may not take CHEM440 in addition to this course and receive BIOL credit for CHEM440. For biochemistry majors, this course does not fulfill a BIOL3XX requirement.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
BIOL 340 - 02 Principles of Biochemistry M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 OWS 275

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0935 - 1040

Location:

OWS 275

Course Registration Number:

47303 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Amy S. Verhoeven

Principles of Biochemistry examines the chemistry underlying biological phenomena and emphasizes the importance of biochemistry in fields ranging from agriculture to medicine. Major topics include the structure and function of biological molecules; the critical role of enzymes; the generation, storage and regulation of metabolic energy. Prerequisites: BIOL 209 and CHEM 201. For all life science majors besides biochemistry, students may not take CHEM440 in addition to this course and receive BIOL credit for CHEM440. For biochemistry majors, this course does not fulfill a BIOL3XX requirement.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)

J-Term 2021 Courses

J-Term 2021 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location