Katherine Meacham-Hensold| | University of Illinois
Katherine Meacham-Hensold is a research scientist 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.