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Dr. Wan Yang, associate professor of geology and geophysics, has devoted his academic career to unlocking the mysteries of the Permian mass extinction more than 250 million years ago. That geological odyssey now finds him leading an 11-institution consortium that has been collectively awarded a $2.1 million National Science Foundation research grant.
A field sedimentologist and stratigrapher, Yang is the principal investigator for a collaboration that involves scientists from the following institutions: