The Alumni Fellows program recognizes alumni who have distinguished themselves in their careers. The program is sponsored by the Dean's Council, the Office of the President and the K-State Alumni Association.
2017 Alumni Fellow
Wenxia Song, Ph.D.
Wenxia Song is a professor of Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics at the University of Maryland, where she devotes to STEM education and scientific research. She has trained 14 doctoral, seven master, and 28 undergraduate researchers.
Her research studies the immune protection against infectious diseases. She has published 68 research and four education articles and one patent application. She has served on numerous journal editorial boards and research funding review boards. She was the Scholar and Research Honoree in the University of Maryland twice and the Outstanding Mentor of the McNair Scholar in 2016.
She received her BS in biochemistry from Jilin University, China in 1983, MS from Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Science in 1986, and then Ph.D. in biochemistry in K-State in 1991. Her husband, Kangyan Du, received post-doctoral training in chemistry in K-State. Her son was born in K-State in 1990.