October 6, 2015
John Wang, research technologist in the Department of Entomology, has been named a recipient of IANR’s 2015 Third Quarter Outstanding Employee Award.
In his day-to-day role, Wang practices molecular and genetic techniques in the insect toxicology lab. He helps students, postdocs and visiting scholars with molecular biology and bioinformatics. Most recently, Wang has actively sought to learn the various methods associated with DNA sequencing and assembly as well as gene expression analysis.
Not only is Wang instrumental to the success of the labs, he is an accomplished scientist in his own right. He has contributed to at least 15 publications and is first author on another three since joining the Department of Entomology. He has contributed to many presentations at national meetings and has coordinated the activities of many undergraduate students, visiting scientists, post-docs and grad students.
Supporters wrote that Wang’s enthusiasm and good nature are infectious. He unselfishly provides his time to anyone who asks and always presents a positive and pleasant attitude toward others.Wang will receive a cash award, a certificate and lapel pin.