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Deserah Strand

My research questions are primarily concerned with the bioenergetics of photosynthesis, a field of research vital to increase food production and mitigate the impact of climate change on plant physiology. My specific interests are focused on how photosynthesis supplies the energy needs of the cell, how the cell signals its energy needs and how the chloroplast is controlled at many levels to supply it. The fine tuning of photosynthesis is critical for the organism to respond to environmental and developmental factors that alter energy demand for ATP, NADPH, and chemiosmotic energy that power metabolism, transport and other cellular functions.