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Jenny Xiang Named President-Elect of BSA

Jenny Xiang with other researchers with plants in a lab

Plant and Microbial Biology Professor Jenny Xiang has been elected president-elect of the Botanical Society of America (BSA), effective at the end of July 2023.

BSA is a membership society whose mission is to promote botany, the field of basic science dealing with the study and inquiry into the form, function, development, diversity, reproduction, evolution, and uses of plants and their interactions within the biosphere. 

Xiang has been a member of BSA since 1992, when she was a graduate student at Washington State University.

“BSA has been a home society throughout my career, facilitating my academic growth and my students through sharing research results, teaching approaches, and networking,” Xiang says.

Xiang has served on various committees throughout her time with BSA and was nominated to be a presidential candidate for members to vote on in their election. Xiang’s focus is plant systematics and evolutions, with the goal of providing a scientific basis for the conservation and sustainable uses of plants through a better understanding of their relationships.

She will serve as the president-elect for one year and then will take the role of president for the following year and continue as the past president in the third year.

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