Dr. Wang completed his PhD at the University of British Columbia in 1999. He joined Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada as a Research Scientist in 2003. He has authored over 100 peer-reviewed papers and 25 book chapters and edited five books. His work not only advances knowledge in fundamental plant virology but also opens new avenues to crop improvement for the control of viral diseases. Dr. Wang is the recipient of various awards including this year’s Ruth Allen Award from the American Phytopathological Society to honor him for having made outstanding, innovative research contributions to the field of plant virology.