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Kansas State University scientists named American Association for the Advancement of Science fellows
Date:12/3/2012

MANHATTAN -- The American Association for the Advancement of Science has named four Kansas State University researchers among its 2012 fellows, a prestigious recognition given to association members by their peers.

The four fellows from Kansas State University are:

  • John Blair, university distinguished professor of biology: For distinguished contributions in the areas of terrestrial ecosystem ecology and biogeochemistry, particularly as they relate to understanding the dynamics of grassland ecosystems.
  • Ruth Welti, university distinguished professor of biology: For distinguished contributions to the field of lipid biochemistry, particularly in mass spectrometry-based lipid analysis as director of Kansas Lipidomics Research Center.
  • Kun Yan Zhu, professor of entomology: For distinguished contributions to insect sciences, particularly in insect molecular toxicology, and to scientific standards as an editorial board member of 10 scientific journals.
  • Ron Trewyn, vice president for research: For distinguished contributions to biological cancer research and leadership in building national research infrastructure to study and mitigate animal infectious diseases detrimental to the nation.

The four Kansas State University fellows are among the 702 fellows chosen this year. The American Association for the Advancement of Science chooses fellows because of their distinguished efforts to advance science.

"We congratulate our newest fellows from the American Association for the Advancement of Science," said Kansas State University President Kirk Schulz, who is also a fellow of the association. "These scientists have demonstrated their dedication to the advancement of science and they are well-deserving of this recognition. Their continued success plays an important role as we work toward becoming a Top 50 public research university by 2025."

A list of the new fellows is included in the Nov. 30
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Contact: Ron Trewyn
trewyn@k-state.edu
785-532-5110
Kansas State University
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