Dr. Fedoroff is an Emeritus Evan Pugh Professor of the Pennsylvania State University. She is a member of the U.S National Academy of Sciences (NAS), past President of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences (AAAS), and a National Medal of Science laureate. Dr. Fedoroff has served on the boards of the NAS, the AAAS, the Genetics Society, and the Sigma-Aldrich Chemical Company.
Wild salmon are in trouble worldwide. Many Pacific and Atlantic populations have disappeared or declined to record lows. But recent advances in biotechnology can play an important role in conserving wild salmon while simultaneously increasing the availability and quality of farmed salmon—an important and valued food for humans with enormous cultural significance.