Amanda Cavanagh| | University of Illinois
Amanda Cavanagh is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Illinois. She earned both her bachelor's degree in biology and chemistry and her doctorte in biology from the University of New Brunswick. As a doctoral student, she was independently awarded funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Counsil of Canada and won an award from the O'Brien Foundation, a humanitarian trust. Cavanagh's work has been primarily focused on photosynthesis research. She is interested in the biochemical diversity in plants and how that diversity can affect photosynthesis and plant growth. Her research for RIPE involves characterizing the biochemistry and physiology of the plants in the photorespiratory bypass and improving canopies stream.