Madeline R. Carins-Murphy: Plant Physiology First Author

Madeline R. Carins-Murphy, first author of “Combined heat and water stress leads to local xylem failure and tissue damage in pyrethrum flowers”

Current Position:
Associate Research Scientist at Yale School of the Environment

PhD in Plant Eco-physiology at the University of Tasmania, Australia

Non-scientific Interests:
being outside, listening to music and podcasts, reading, playing with my daughter, spending time with family and friends

Brief bio:
Growing up in idyllic Tasmania I have always been surrounded by bushland, farms and large, beautiful gardens, so plants have always been central to my life. When I started at university, I wasn’t really sure what I wanted to do. So, I choose a mix of environmental studies and fine art. Mandatory first year classes included introductory botany, among others, and after the first few practical classes I was completely hooked. I found the inside structure of plants and how they interact with their environment in such an elegant way so interesting. Since then, I’ve been fortunate to be able to continue exploring how these amazing organisms function in our world. I have a particular interest in how they move water through their internal plumping systems, and what happens when this system fails under stress.