Former Iowa State AIDS Researcher Federally Indicted for Faked Research

DES MOINES, Iowa — Federal charges of making false statements have been filed against a former Iowa State University scientist who admitted to faking results in AIDS research.

Dr. Dong Pyou Han faces four federal charges, which were filed by the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Iowa Nicholas Klinefeldt.

Han admitted he tainted rabbits’ blood to show that an experimental vaccine against HIV was working, when it wasn’t. Han resigned his position at ISU.

The fake research was part of a $19 million project funded by federal grants.

Han was arrested Monday in Ohio and will make his first federal court appearance next Tuesday in Des Moines.

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