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Lisa Ainsworth's Laboratory


Lisa Ainsworth


Principle Investigator

USDA ARS, Department of Plant Biology



Ph.D, Crop Sciences, University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana

B.S., Biology, University of California, Los Angeles

Recent Awards:

2016-2017  Blaustein Visiting Professor, Stanford University (sabbatical)

2015  USDA ARS Outreach, Diversity & Equal Opportunity Award

2012  University Scholar, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

2012  Charles Albert Shull Award, American Society of Plant Biologists

2011  President’s Medal, Society for Experimental Biology

2011  I.C. Gunsalus Scholar, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, UIUC

2009  USDA ARS Midwest Area Early Career Research Scientist of the Year


IB 421 Photosynthesis

IB 440 Plants and Global Change