President Kang Le elected as Member of the National Academy of Sciences

Recently, it was learned from the website of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) ( that Kang Le, president of HBU and a famous entomologist, was elected to membership in the NAS. As a leading scientist in ecological genomics, he has been long engaged in the research of it. He has acquired remarkable achievement in the fields of locust genomics, phenotypic plasticity, behavioral genetics and epigenetic regulation. He has published more than 240 articles in major journals, such as Nature, Science, Science Advances, Nature Communications, PNAS and so on. The newly published article 4-Vinylanisole is an aggregation phenomone in locusts is highly recommended in the section of news & views in the current issue of Nature. This research is considered an important milestone in locust research and a timely rain on the East African continent.

President Kang Le is a member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the Academy of Europe, the World Academy of Sciences, and the International Eurasian Academy of Sciences. He is also a fellow of the Entomological Society of America, and an Honorary Doctor of Science in the University of Nebraska. He is currently the vice chairman of the International Union of Biological Science, the chairman of China Union of Biological Science and the rotating chairman of the China Union of Life Science Societies.

The National Academy of Sciences (United States, abbreviated as NAS) was established in 1863. It is the highest honorary institution in American scientific community with more than 20 Chinese academicians.