Dr. Baozhong Meng is Associate Professor of Virology in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, College of Biological Science and a member of the graduate fields of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Microbiology and Plant Biology. He received a Ph.D. degree in Plant Virology in 1999 from Cornell University under the mentorship of Liberty Hyde Bailey Professor, Dr. Dennis Gonsalves. He continued on as a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Cornell’s Plant Pathology Department at Geneva, New York. In 2002, he joined the faculty of the University of Guelph. He has served on the Virology Committee and the Biotechnology Impact Assessment Committee of the American Phytopathological Society. Dr. Meng has served as subject editor (virology) for Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology and is a member of the editorial board of Frontiers in Plant Science and Frontiers in Microbiology. He has also served as lead editor for an international book project entitled “Grapevine viruses: molecular biology, diagnostics and management”, a 33 chapter comprehensive book published by Springer in 2017. He is currently a member of the review panel for the OMAFRA-UoG Strategic Partnerships (Emergency Management) program. In 2018, he was invited to serve on the review panel for the United Grant Management program for Viticulture and Enology by California Department of Food and Agriculture. He also serves as a regular reviewer for numerous national and international funding agencies, including the National Science Foundation (NSF) of the United States, the Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs New Directions Program, and State of Israel Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Scientist of the Israeli Ministry of Agriculture Fund program. In addition, he serves as a frequent reviewer for 25 scientific journals, including PLoS Pathogens, Plant Physiology, Journal of Experimental Botany, Virology, Phytopathology, Frontiers in Microbiology, Canadian Journal of Microbiology, among others.