We are pleased to welcome two more editorial board members to MicrobiologyOpen: Liping Zhao and Miguel A. Valvano.
Professor Zhao is currently Associate Dean of the School of Life Sciences and Biotechnology at Shanghai Jiao Tong University; he was previously a Visiting Scholar at Cornell. He works predominantly on gut ecology, and his research include interactions between diet and gut microbiota in onset and progression of chronic diseases such as obesity and diabetes.
Professor Valvano holds the Canada Research Chair in Infectious Diseases and Microbial Pathogenesis and Chair in the Department of Microbiology & Immunology, University of Western Ontario. Born in Argentina, Professor Valvano was recently awarded the Zeller Senior Scientist Award, in recognition to outstanding contributions to Cystic Fibrosis Canada.
These two new appointments will further strengthen our excellent editorial board.