Professor Yi Tang has been selected as a 2022 fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in recognition of his distinguished contribution to the fields of biochemistry and chemical biology, particularly for improving fundamental understanding of the chemical logic and enzymology in the biosynthesis of natural products.
Tang is currently the Parson’s Family Foundation Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at UCLA, and holds joint appointments in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry; and Department of Bioengineering.
He is among the 506 scientists, engineers and innovators spanning 24 scientific disciplines who are being recognized for their scientifically and socially distinguished achievements. Six of the new fellows are UCLA faculty members.
The new Fellows will receive a certificate and a gold and blue rosette pin (representing science and engineering, respectively) to commemorate their election and will be celebrated in Washington, D.C., in summer2023. They will also be featured in the AAAS News & Notes section of Science in February 2023.
Read more about the new AAAS Fellows here.