Jun Wen

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Jun Wen
Born27 December 1963
Alma materCentral China Agricultural University Ohio State University
Scientific career
InstitutionsColorado State University

Chicago Field Museum

National Museum of Natural History
Author abbrev. (botany)J.Wen

Jun Wen (Chinese: 文军, Born December 27, 1963) is an evolutionary biologist and curator at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History in the Department of Botany and has worked in the Laboratory of Molecular Systematics. She researches the monography, phylogenetics, biogeography, and ethnobotany of the plant families Araliaceae and Vitaceae. She has published over 190 scientific papers.[1]

Life and career[edit]

Jun Wen was born on the 27th of December in 1963 in Hubei, China. in 1984 she graduated from the Central China Agricultural University (Also known as Huazhong Agricultural University) with a BS in Forestry. She attended Ohio State University and received a PhD in Biology in 1991. She completed a postdoctoral position at the Arnold Arboretum at Harvard University in 1994 and then moved to the Smithsonian for a postdoctoral fellowship. She was appointed as an assistant professor and curator of the herbarium at Colorado State University in the Department of Biology in 1995. She became an associate curator for The Field Museum in Chicago, Illinois in 2000 and remained there more 5 years. In 2005 she was hired at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History as a research botanist and curator in the Department of Botany.[2][3]

Wen was as the treasurer of the American Society of Plant Taxonomists and in the finance section as an officer from 2006 to 2009.[4][1] She was a council member of the International Association of Plant Taxonomists, a co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Systematics and Evolution,[5] and on many committees for several other societies. She was elected into the Washington Biologists' Field Club in 2009.[1] In 2006 she was a guest professor at the Kunming Institute of Botany of the Chinese Academy of Sciences for a 4-year appointment.[6]

Wen works to inspire interest in science in young people. She is part of the Smithsonian's internship program called Youth Engagement Through Science (YES!) where she works with interns in high school and college to have hand-on experience and instruction.[1]

Select Publications[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d "Jun Wen | Institute for Biogenomics Diversity". biogenomics.si.edu. Retrieved 2018-08-17.
  2. ^ Wen, Jun. "Jun Wen". LinkedIn.
  3. ^ "Jun Wen". Patuxent Wildlife Research Center.
  4. ^ "ASPT Officers & Committees". wwn.inhs.illinois.edu. Retrieved 2018-08-17.
  5. ^ "Wen Joins Editorial Board of Journal of Systematics and Evolution - The Plant Press". nmnh.typepad.com. Retrieved 2018-08-17.
  6. ^ "Awards and Grants - The Plant Press". nmnh.typepad.com. Retrieved 2018-08-17.
  7. ^ IPNI.  J.Wen.