Jun Wen

Current Position
Research Scientist & Curator, Department of Botany, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.

Research Interests
Phylogenetic systematics and biogeography of flowering plants

BSA Service
Associate Editor, American Journal of Botany (2006-2007);
Nomination Committee (2007);
Symposium co-organizer: Diversity and Development in the Vitaceae - More than Wine Grapes, BOTANY 2013 (New Orleans)

Other Service
Treasurer, American Society of Plant Taxonomists (ASPT, 2002-2005); Associate Editor, Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution (2003-2009); Council Member, International Association Plant Taxonomy (IAPT, 2005-2011); Committee Member, Finance Committee, American Society of Plant Taxonomists (2006-2008); Associate Editor, Journal of Systematics and Evolution, 2007-2014; Chair, Finance Committee, American Society of Plant Taxonomists (2009-2010); Committee Member, Special Site Selection Committee of XIX International Botanical Congress, International Association of Botanical and Mycological Societies (IABMS) (2008-2010); Chair, Finance Committee, Washington Biologists Field Club (2009 – present); Associate Editor, Taxon (2010-2013); Member, Finance Committee, International Association for Plant Taxonomy (2010-2014); Associate Editor, Flora of the Pan-Himalayas (China) (2010-present); Chair, IAPT IBC 2017 Advisory Committee (2011 – 2017); Member, Nominations Committee, American Society of Plant Taxonomists (2013-2014); Member, Flora Malesiana Working Group (2014-present); Chair, Senate of Scientists, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution (2014-2015); Vice President, XIX International Botanical Congress Organizing Committee (2014-2017); Shenzhen International Plant Science Awards Selection Committee (2017); Co-Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Systematics and Evolution (2014-present).

Statement of Interest
I served as Treasurer of ASPT (2002-2005) and on Finance Committee for ASPT (2006-2008), IAPT (2010-2014) and Washington Biologists Field Club (WBFC, 2009-present). I am happy to stand for election to serve as Treasurer for BSA. BSA plays a fundamental role in plant sciences in North America and globally and it seems to be in a very healthy state financially. I would love to utilize my past experience as a treasurer and as a member of finance committee and various other committees in different societies to serve BSA.