Prof. 天气 is an internationally recognized expert on Artemisia annua and artemisinin, having worked with the plant and its phytochemicals including the antimalarial drug, artemisinin, for >25 years. She is a Fellow of AAAS and SIVB, won many awards, given many national and international presentations, reviews manuscripts for many journals and proposals for many national and international funding agencies. She is an Associate Editor for two journals. Her lab was the first to genetically transform A. annua. Of her > 100 peer-reviewed papers, about a third focus on bioreactors and another third on artemisinin or A. annua. She also has 3 patents (2 more pending). As of August 2016 her Google H index was 37 with >3600 citations. She spearheaded the edible A. annua concept for treating malaria and other diseases and has led all research to date on the project to establish proof-of-concept. She has supervised >20 MS and 16 PhD students and more than 80 undergraduate projects with about half of all theses and projects related to artemisinin/Artemisia. For >30 yrs she has managed a multidisciplinary research lab that may consist of a mix of visiting scientists, postdocs, graduate and undergraduate students in engineering, biology and biochemistry. She has hosted Fulbright Fellows and visiting international students in her lab. Besides teaching 2 courses a year, she has obtained significant funding from NSF, NASA, NIH, USDA, and the private sector for her research and students. She has also consulted to the Biotechnology Industry since the mid-1980s.