Congratulations Sheng Luan on receiving the Fellow of American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB) Award for his contributions to plant research, education, and outreach. Given annually, the Award recognizes members of ASPB who have been of service to the Society as both a mentor and industry professional. Luan has been an ASPB member for over a decade and is among six recipients from various universities.
Luan studies the molecular networks which allow plants to perceive and respond to environmental signals. His lab focuses on “calcium signatures,” which describes how plants’ calcium levels change in response to various environmental changes. The research illustrates the biochemistry behind plant adaptation in a changing and increasingly unpredictable climate.