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COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Joshua Yuan, professor in the department of plant pathology and microbiology at Texas A&M University and Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientist, has been appointed as Chair of Synthetic Biology and Renewable Products.
Dr. Clare Gill, interim executive associate dean for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Texas A&M, made the announcement.
“We are pleased to have Dr. Yuan in this role and leading research programs that bring together scientists from many disciplines throughout Texas A&M and nationally,” Gill said.
Yuan has led multiple efforts of faculty at Texas A&M and several other universities in four, multi-million grants funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. He also led the establishment of the Synthetic and Systems Biology Innovation Hub at Texas A&M.
As Chair, Yuan will continue to lead the development of sustainable solutions for the future with cutting-edge systems and synthetic biology platforms.
Earlier this year, Brazos Beautiful awarded Yuan its Environmental Educator Award.
Yuan earned his doctorate in plant functional genomics from the University of Tennessee; his master’s degree in plant sciences from the University of Arizona; and bachelor’s degree in biology from Fudan University.
More on Yuan’s lab is available at http://people.tamu.edu/~syuan/ .