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Rachel Shekar

Executive Editor, Global Change Biology

Grant Program Manager, TERRA MEPP, Crops in silico, and A Modeling Framework to Couple Food, Energy, & Water

Laboratory Manager


Contact
Office: 1118 IGB
Telephone: 217-333-9651
Email: shekar at illinois.edu


About Rachel
Rachel received her BS in Biology from Juniata College and went on to the University of Illinois for her MS in Plant Biology. Rachel has experience in plant ecology and physiology research and research laboratory management. She is the Executive Editor of the international journal Global Change Biology.  As Program Manager, she administers the budget, monitors milestones, coordinates meetings, and ensures that up-to-date data is shared among researchers.


Education
Master of Science in Plant Biology, Advisor: Evan DeLucia
University of Illinois (2014)

Bachelor of Science in Biology
Juniata College, Huntingdon, PA (2011)


Professional Experience

Project  Manager, Crops in silico
University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana IL (2015 – present)

Project Manager, TERRA-REF
University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana IL (2015 – present)

Assistant Grant Program Manager, Realizing Increased Photosynthetic Efficiency (RIPE) project
University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana IL (2013 – present)

Executive Editor, Global Change Biology (est. 1995) / Wiley-Blackwell Publishers
University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana IL (2012 – present)

Executive Editor, GCB Bioenergy (est. 2009) / Wiley-Blackwell Publishers
University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana IL (2012 – 2015)

Laboratory Manager
University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana IL (2007 – present)

Assistant Editor, Global Change Biology (est. 1995) & GCB Bioenergy (est. 2009) / Wiley-Blackwell Publishers
University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana IL (2007-2012)

Laboratory Manager, Energy Biosciences Institute
University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana IL (2007-2009)

Laboratory Coordinator and Instructor
Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington IL (2005-2007)

Laboratory Manager
University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana IL (2005-2006)

Graduate Research Assistant
University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana IL (2001-2005)

Graduate Teaching Assistant
University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana IL (2001-2002)


Publications