Nov 8, 2023
Potato researcher begins term as agriculture dean at Canadian university

Potato researcher Gefu Wang-Pruski began a one-year term as acting dean and principal, Faculty of Agriculture, at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, Canada, on Oct. 30.

Wang-Pruski is the chair of the Plant, Food, and Environmental Sciences department within the Faculty of Agriculture.

Gefu Wang-Pruski

She has been a faculty member since 1999.

Wang-Pruski served as dean of Overseas Education College, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, in China for three years.

A well-known potato scientist within North America, her research interests involve agriculture, agri-food and potato breeding and genomics, according to a news release.

In 2008, she was awarded a Research Excellence Award from then-Nova Scotia Agricultural College. She holds a degree in Biology from Nan Kai University in China and a Ph.D. in Plant Molecular Biology from the University of Alberta.

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