PLANT BIOLOGY

Amanda Cavanagh

Amanda Cavanagh

Plant Environmental Physiology Group Convenor

Amanda Cavanagh is interested in leaf and plant-level responses to abiotic stress under field and laboratory conditions. Her expertise in plant environmental physiology covers molecular biology, biochemistry, and leaf physiology. Amanda completed her doctorate at the University of New Brunswick in Canada, where she worked on Rubisco - the enzyme that feeds the world. During her postdoc at the University of Illinois, she tested synthetic biology pathways that improve photosynthetic performance in crops under field and environmental stress conditions. She will join the University of Essex as a Lecturer in Plant Sciences in Spring 2020, where her research will continue to explore the impacts of climate change on plant productivity and develop strategies to optimize crop performance in response to the changing climate.

Amanda Cavanagh
University of Illinois
Champaign,
IL,
United States
Email: acav@illinois.edu