Nuria Koteyeva is a senior researcher in laboratory of Anatomy and Morphology, Komarov Botanical Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences. N. Koteyeva was graduated from St. Petersburg State University, Russia, where she was awarded a Master of Science degree in Plant Biology. Her PhD was in plant sciences and carried out at Komarov Botanical Institute; she received PhD degree in 1999 for the investigation of the structural basis of plant cell cold-tolerance. Koteyeva’srecent research interests are in two main areas: 1. Theevolution, development and maintenance of Kranz anatomy in C4 plants and 2. The stress tolerance mechanisms.