Ilenne Del Valle Kessra

Postdoctoral Researcher, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
EBRC Policy and International Engagement Liaison

Ilenne is a postdoctoral researcher in the Eckert lab at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. She earned her Ph.D. in the Systems, Synthetic, and Physical Biology program at Rice University in the Silberg (Biosciences) and Masiello (Earth Sciences) labs. Her research studies plant-microbe-soil interactions using synthetic biology tools for sustainable biofuel production. Ilenne is a member of the EBRC Student and Postdoc Association Board and works as the liaison to the Policy and International Engagement group. She is a strong supporter of empowering STEM women and minorities. She is also passionate about SciArt and public outreach.