Jennifer Quebedeaux, Department of Plant Biology
Education: Bachelor of Science, Biochemistry, Louisiana State University, 2015
My research focuses on the physiological and biochemical response of plants to elevated CO2. Elevated atmospheric [CO2] increases photosynthesis and sugar production in C3 plants, leading to greater yield, with positive potential impacts on food supply. I have been studying sugarbeet, soybean, and Arabidopsis to test questions about the interactions among photosynthesis, carbohydrate export, and yield. I am also interested in examining the tradeoff between carbon gain and water loss which is critical to plant performance. In addition to my research, I enjoy working to educate and inspire others concerning the issues of climate change and food security.