Kun Yan Zhu

Incoming PBT Section Vice President-Elect

Dr. Kun Yan Zhu, University Distinguished Professor in the Department of Entomology at Kansas State University (KSU), earned his B.S. degree in Plant Protection in 1982 from Zhejiang University, China, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Biology in 1989 and 1992, respectively, from Utah State University.  He then worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst from 1992 to 1995.  He has been on the faculty at KSU since 1996.  Zhu has authored or co-authored 154 peer-reviewed papers and reviews, 13 book chapters, and more than 350 presentations (132 invited).  He has served as a major or co-major professor for 22 graduate students and as a supervisory committee member for other 38 graduate students at KSU.  He has hosted 37 visiting professors and scholars from seven different countries.  Zhu has served as an editor and editorial board member for 13 scientific journals and handled peer review processes of numerous manuscripts.  He has also reviewed more than 400 manuscripts for 63 scientific journals.  Zhu has received many awards, including the 2009 C.V. Riley Achievement Award and the 2011 Recognition Award in Entomology from the ESA North Central Branch, the 2014 Distinguished Graduate Faculty Award and the 2016 College of Agriculture Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award from KSU.  He was named University Distinguished Professor at KSU in 2017.  Zhu was a Fellow of both the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Entomological Society of America.

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