Dr. Yun-Bo Shi is the Chief of Section on Molecular Morphogenesis and the Associate Scientific Director for Budget and Administration, NICHD, NIH, USA. Dr. Shi received his B.S. degree from Department of Chemistry, Wuhan University, China, in 1982 and his Ph.D. degree from Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, in 1988. After postdoctoral training at Carnegie Institution, Baltimore, MD, Dr. Shi established his laboratory at NICHD in 1992. Dr. Shi’s laboratory has been studying the molecular basis of thyroid hormone regulation of vertebrate postembryonic development by using Xenopus metamorphosis as a model system. Dr. Shi has published over 250 research papers and reviews/book chapters, edited three books, and written a monograph on amphibian metamorphosis. Dr. Shi has received many awards and recognitions, including the 2008 Van Meter Award and 2022 Sidney H. Ingbar Distinguished Lectureship Award from the American Thyroid Association. In 2012, Dr. Shi was elected as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Dr. Shi served as an editor or Associate Editor-In-Chief of Cell Research from 1997 to 2010 and the founding Editor-in-Chief of Cell and Bioscience from 2010-2019. He has also served as an editor or board member of many other journals including Thyroid, Endocrinology, and Journal of Biological Chemistry. Dr. Shi has been an elected official or council member of several scientific organizations, including the North American Society for Comparative Endocrinology, where he is the current President.