Recognizing Plant Physiology first authors: Amanda A. Cardosa

Amanda A. Cardoso, first author of Hydraulics regulates stomatal responses to changes in leaf water status in Athyrium filix-femina

Current Position: Post-Doctoral Research Assistant, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA

Education: PhD in Plant Physiology, Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Viçosa, Brazil

Non-scientific Interests: Traveling, outdoor activities, bushwalking, soccer-beer-BBQ

Brief bio: Plants have always captured my attention, and when I started university in 2008 I was inclined to study them in detail. In my first semester as an undergrad student, I took a plant evolution course, and that was mind blowing. From then on, I was entirely sure I was going to be a plant scientist. It has been over ten years since this time, and now, as a Postdoc Research Assistant in the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology at Purdue University, my research covers the evolution of plant water use, including studies on the evolution of stomatal behaviour, xylem physiology, and the role of the plant hormone abscisic acid.