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Rachel Shekar

Rachel Shekar

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Contact

Telephone: 217-333-9651
Email: shekar@illinois.edu

About Rachel

Rachel has served as lead manager of both Global Change Biology and GCB Bioenergy for over ten years and has been instrumental in the success of both journals.  Rachel has overseen the development of GCBB as an online author pays journal and the social media that has been a major part of promotion of both journals.  Rachel has also served as coordinator of the Crops in silico project and organization.

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

Managing Editor, in silico Plants (est. 2018) / Oxford University Press
University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana IL (2018 – present)

Project  Manager, Crops in silico
University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana IL (2015 – 2018)

Project Manager, TERRA-MEPP
University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana IL (2017 – 2018)

Project Manager, TERRA-REF
University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana IL (2015 – 2017)

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 – 2018)

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

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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