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Katherine Meacham-Hensold

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Katherine Meacham-Hensold is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Illinois. Her research seeks to resolve bottlenecks in photosynthesis to improve the process and increase crop yields. Specifically, she is developing measurement techniques for key photosynthetic parameters to allow comparison of mechanisms, including photosynthetic electron transport and the operation efficiency of Rubisco. She graduated with honors and a bachelor’s degree in agricultural science from the Royal Agricultural University in the United Kingdom. She went on to earn her doctorate in plant sciences from the Australian National University and the Commonwealth Scientific Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) High Resolution Plant Phenomics Centre in Canberra, Australia.

The Ort Lab 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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