Kuenzang Om: Plant Physiology First Author

Kuenzang Om, first author of “Pyruvate, phosphate dikinase regulatory protein impacts light response of C4 photosynthesis in Setaria viridis

Current Position: Graduate student(PhD)

Education: BA Biology from Whitman College, WA

Non-scientific Interests: Gardening, chess, hiking

Brief bio: I grew up in the Himalayan country Bhutan. My appreciation and respect for plants were instilled in me by my mother and my late father. The impacts of improved crops and food security is thus a topic close to home. I am grateful to be studying plant science, given that my parents never had the opportunity for formal education.