Nina V. Fedoroff Begins Term as AAAS President

The Academy member has been serving since August 2010 as Distinguished Visiting Professor at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology.

Published January 23, 2011

Academy member Nina V. Fedoroff, a pioneering researcher in the fields of plant genetics, plant responses to environmental stress, and genetically modified crops, begins a term as president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2011.

The Willaman Professor of the Life Sciences and Evan Pugh Professor at Penn State University, Federoff has been serving since August 2010 as Distinguished Visiting Professor at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). From August 2007 - July 2010 she was Science and Technology Adviser to the Secretary of State and to the Administrator of USAID at the U. S. Department of State.