Guo-Liang Wang, professor in CFAES' Department of Plant Pathology and an international leader in rice genetics research, has received The Ohio State University’s Distinguished Scholar Award for his contributions to global food security. Wang, who joined CFAES in 1999, has produced pioneering insights into the resistance of crop plants to fungal and bacterial pathogens, specifically disease resistance in rice. Ohio State Provost Bruce McPheron and CFAES Dean Cathann A. Kress presented the award in a surprise visit to Wang's classroom on Feb. 25.
“We are very proud of Dr. Wang and his scholarship,” Kress said in a press release announcing the recognition. “He represents our college very, very well.”