Liana Acevedo-Siaca| | University of Illinois
Liana Acevedo-Siaca is a research assistant at the University of Illinois. Her research focuses on examining the naturally occurring photosynthetic diversity of rice in order to establish a genetic basis for photosynthesis. She has worked in various institutions within the U.S. and internationally, including the International Rice Research Institute in the Philippines as a U.S. Borlaug Fellow in Global Food Security. She received her bachelor’s degree in plant science from Cornell University and is currently working on her doctorate.