Wang

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 Wang, professor of agronomy and holder of the Global Professorship in Biotechnology at Iowa State University, is widely recognized as an international leader in the fields of plant biotechnology, plant genetic transformation and genome editing.

Her research has ranged widely from increasing the nutritional content of corn and yam, to improving corn varieties for bioethanol production. Currently, she serves as co-director for Iowa State’s Crop Bioengineering Center, a cohort of faculty whose research focuses on using genome-editing technologies for crop improvement.

Iowa State University is honoring an agronomy professor with the title of Global Professorship in Biotechnology.

Kan Wang was presented with the professorship at a medallion ceremony Oct. 6, 2017 by Wendy Wintersteen, endowed dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

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