Editorial Board

Editor-in-Chief: Zong-Ming (Max) Cheng

Dr. Zong-Ming (Max) Cheng, Joint Professor at Nanjing Agricultural University and University of Tennessee. Dr. Cheng received his BS in Fruit Science from Nanjing Agricultural University in 1982 and his MS (in 1988) and Ph.D (in 1991) from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, USA. For over the last 20 years, Dr. Cheng has been working on genetics, breeding, biotechnology and genomics of fruits, ornamental and forest trees at North Dakota State University (from November, 1990 to July, 2001), at University of Tennessee (August 2001 to now), and jointly at Nanjing Agricultural University (September 2009 to now). Dr. Cheng has (co)authored about 70 refereed publications and his research has been funded by USDA, DOE/CPBR, EPA/CPBR, NSF and other public and industry supports. Dr. Cheng currently serves as Associate Editors, Consult Editor, and Guest Editor-in-Chief for several professional journals. Dr. Cheng was elected Fellow of American Society for Horticultural Sciences in 2012.

Executive Editor: Steven van Nocker

Professor in Department of Horticulture at Michigan State University, USA. Prof. van Nocker received a B.S. in Genetics from the Cornell University, USA and a Ph.D. with a focus on Cell and Molecular Biology from the University of Wisconsin, USA. Committed to the research of plant developmental genetics and traits important for production including flowering, chromatin regulation of gene expression, he has published over 40 papers in the area.

Associate Editors

Francisco Pérez Alfocea,CEBAS-CSIC, Murcia, Spain
Fei Chen, Hainan University, China
Liang Chen, Tea Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China
Li-Yu Chen, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, China
Wansheng Chen, Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China
Lailiang Cheng, Cornell University, United States
Qiaohong Duan, Shandong Agricultural University, China
Patrick Edger, Michigan State University, United States
Paula Elomaa, University of Helsinki, Finland
Zhangjun Fei, Boyce Thompson Institute, United States
Toshi Foster, Plant and Food Research, New Zealand
Fabrice Foucher, INRAE, France
Jianguo Gao, Xinjiang University, China
Xiang Gao, Northeast Normal University, China
Yuepeng Han, Wuhan Botanical Garden of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Tarek Hewezi, University of Tennessee, United States
Bingru Huang, Rutgers University, United States
Cai-Zhong Jiang, USDA-ARS/University of California-Davis, United States
Zhaobo Lang, Shanghai Center for Plant Stress Biology, China
Chuanyou Li, Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Li Li, Cornell University, United States
Yi Li, University of Connecticut, United States
Zhenchang Liang, Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Jihong Liu, Huazhong Agricultural University, China
Mickael Arnaud Malnoy, Fondazione Edmund Mach, Italy
Ray Ming, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
Michitaka Notaguchi, Nagoya University, Japan
Nathalie Ollat, INRA, France
Etti Or, Agriculture Research Organization, Volcani Center, Israel
Cameron Peace, Washington State University, United States
Daniel James Sargent, NIAB EMR, United Kingdom
Wilfried Schwab, Technische Universität München, Germany
Xiaoming Song, North China University of Science and Technology, China
Kai Shi, Zhejiang University, China
Giovanni Battista Tornielli, University of Verona, Italy
Xiaowu Wang, Institute of Vegetables and Flowers, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China
Hairong Wei, Michigan Technological University, United States
Arne Weiberg, University of Munich, Germany
Vance M Whitaker, University of Florida, United States
Joshua R. Widhalm, Purdue University, United States
Juyou Wu, Nanjing Agricultural University, China
Aisheng Xiong, Nanjing Agricultural University, China
Yonghua Yang, Nanjing University, China
Tongming Yin, Nanjing Forestry University, China
Xiaolan Zhang, China Agricultural University, China
Xiuren Zhang, Texas A&M University, United States
Yuelin Zhang, The University of British Columbia, Canada
Ji Zhou, National Institute of Agricultural Botany, United Kingdom/Nanjing Agricultural University, China
Yongfeng Zhou, Agricultural Genomics Institute at Shenzhen (AGIS), Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China
Jianhua Zhu, University of Maryland, United States

International Advisory Board Members

David Chagné, Plant & Food Research, New Zealand
Fadi Chen, Nanjing Agricultural University, China
Henry Daniell, University of Pennsylvania, United States
Serge Delrot, Université de Bordeaux, France
Xiuxin Deng, Huazhong Agricultural University, China
Kevin Folta, University of Florida, United States
Jim Giovannoni, Cornell University, United States
Zhenhai Han, China Agricultural University, China
Richard Harrison, East Malling Research, United Kingdom
Xilin Hou, Nanjing Agricultural University, China
Harry John Klee, University of Florida, United States
Angus Murphy, University of Maryland, United States
Mario Pezzotti, University of Verona, Italy
Gail Taylor, University of California-Davis, United States
Reinhard Toepfer, Institute for Grapevine Breeding, Germany
Riccardo Velasco, CREA Viticulture and Enology Research Center, Italy
Christopher Watkins, Cornell University, United States
Jiankang Zhu, Purdue University, United States

Emeritus Editors

Arnaud Bovy, Wageningen University, The Netherlands, 2013 - 2020
Jinfeng Chen, Nanjing Agricultural University, China, 2013 - 2020
Yujin Hao, Shandong Agricultural University, China, 2017 - 2021
Timo Hytönen, University of Helsinki, Finland, 2014 - 2021
Francois Laurens, INRAE, France, 2015 - 2019
Renate Müller, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, 2014 - 2021
T Nishio, Tohoku University, Japan, 2014 - 2018
Haibao Tang, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, China, 2014 - 2018
Leon Terry, Cranfield University, United Kingdom, 2017 - 2019
Robert Trigiano, University of Tennessee, United States, 2014 - 2017
Hazel Y. Wetzstein, Purdue University, United States, 2018 - 2020
Xiangming Xu, East Malling Research, UK, 2017 - 2021