Elena Voznesenskaya is a senior researcher in laboratory of Anatomy and Morphology, Komarov Botanical Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences. Voznesenskaya was graduated from St. Petersburg State University, Russia, where she was awarded a Master of Science degree in Plant Biology. Her PhD in plant sciences was carried out at Komarov Botanical Institute where she was awarded in 1977 for the investigation of the structure of assimilating organs in representatives of family Chenopodiaceae in relation to the peculiarities of photosynthetic metabolism. Voznesenskaya’s recent research interests are in two main areas: 1. The evolution, development and functioning of Kranz anatomy in C4 plants and 2. The stress tolerance mechanisms.