Cindy Amstutz| | University of California, Berkeley
Cynthia (Cindy) Amstutz is a graduate student researcher in the lab of Kris Niyogi at the University of California, Berkeley. She is investigating photoprotection in plants, specifically the molecular components and mechanisms involved in qH, a sustained form of energy dissipation. By enhancing the rate of qH recovery, she aims to improve photosynthetic efficiency. Cynthia earned her bachelor's degree in plant biology as well as molecular genetics and genomics from Michigan State University. She is now pursuing her doctorate in plant biology at Berkeley. Her work has been published in The Plant Journal.