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Liana Acevedo-Siaca

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Postdoctoral Researcher
Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois


Office: 1500 IGB

Research Interests

Plant physiology and genetics

Read an article about Liana’s research on photosynthetic diversity and efficiency in rice.

Research Program

Realizing Increased Photosynthetic Efficiency (RIPE)


Doctor of Philosophy
University of Illinois, 2020

Master of Science in Crop Sciences
University of Illinois, 2017

Bachelor of Science in Plant Science concentrating in Plant Breeding and Genetics
Cornell University, 2015

Professional Experience

University of Illinois
Academic Researcher, Institute for Genomic Biology (2015-present)

Mahyco (Maharashtra Hybrid Seeds Company Limited), Dawalwadi, India
Okra Breeding Intern (2014)

Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA
Independent Researcher as Rawlings Cornell Presidential Research Scholar (2011-2014)

CassavaBase, Ithaca, New York, USA
Wikipage Manager (2014)

Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest, Woodstock, New Hampshire, USA
Research Intern (2013)

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, Washington DC, USA
Research Contractor, Department of Botany
Research Intern, Department of Ornithology (2011-2013)

The LongLab is supported by many public and private partnerships, including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research, the UK Government's Department for International Development, the U.S. Department of Energy, and the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy.

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