About the Editors

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: Steve 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.