Dr. Kan Wang named AAAS Fellow

November 24, 2020

The American Association for the Advancement of Science is honoring six Iowa State University researchers, including our Dr. Kan Wang.

Kan has been named to this year’s class of 489 AAAS Fellows “because of their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications,” the association announced today.

Kan is the Global Professor in Biotechnology in the department of agronomy and co-director of the Crop Bioengineering Center, "for advances in genetic engineering in plants using Agrobacterium tumefaciens." 

Kan’s research explores novel technologies for crop genetic transformation and genome editing. She also investigates genes involved in crop species evolution, and studies Agrobacterium biology, especially the genes and other genetic elements involved in Agrobacterium-mediated DNA delivery into plant cells.

This year’s class of AAAS Fellows will be announced in this week’s issue of the journal Science. A virtual induction ceremony for the new fellows will be Feb. 13, 2021.

AAAS is the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the journal Science. The nonprofit is open to all, has a mission to “advance science and serve society,” and includes more than 250 affiliated societies and academies of science.