Shank_PalekarShank has worked in the agricultural biotechnology as an expert in entomology projects in the areas of discovery and development research from lab to field. He joined AgBiome in June 2015. Prior to working at AgBiome, he worked at Syngenta Biotechnology, Inc. for 27 years as a Sr. Biotech Research Entomologist. Shank is contributing his efforts in the early stage discovery of traits and biologicals for insect control at AgBiome.

Shank received his B.S. in Chemistry (Major) and Zoology (Minor) from University of Bombay, India and his M.S. in Entomology from West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV.

Apart from work he enjoys hiking, trailing, walking and of course anything about insects!