Tracy Lawson| | University of Illinois
Tracy Lawson is a professor of plant biology and director of the Plant Phenomics Lab at the University of Essex. Tracy is a plant physiologist specializing in photosynthesis, stomatal behavior, and plant water-use efficiency. She is an expert in infrared gas exchange analysis, chlorophyll fluorescence, and plant imaging techniques. For the RIPE project, she is manipulating photosynthesis via Calvin cycle enzymes. She is also helping with the physiological analysis of transgenic plants. She earned her bachelor's degree in applied biology at Liverpool John Moore's University. She went on to earn her doctorate from the University of Dundee in Scotland. Her work has been published in Plant Physiology, Journal of Experimental Botany, and other publications.