Professor Qisheng Song received his Ph.D. degree from University of Maryland-College Park in 1991, and his postdoctoral training at University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill from 1992-1999. He joined faculty team at University of Missouri-Columbia as Assistant Professor in 2000, and was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in 2006 and to Professor in 2013. Dr. Song’s research mainly focused on hormonal control of insect growth and development, more specifically on signal transduction of major insect hormones. His current research focus is on the novel function of a cuticle tanning neuropeptide hormone bursicon in regulating innate immunity of insects. He has published over 100 peer-review papers and book chapters. Professor Song served as the vice president-elect (2013), vice president (2014) and president (2015) for the Physiology, Biochemistry and Toxicology (PBT) Section of Entomological Society of America (ESA). He also served as the secretary (2006), vice president (2007) and president (2008) for the Overseas Chinese Entomologist Association (OCEA). He organized numerous ESA program symposia, PBT section symposia and International Congress of Entomology symposium. In addition, he helped to organize the 1st -6th International Symposia on Insect Physiology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and contributed as Guest Editor for 9 special issues of Archives of Insect Biochemistry and Physiology (AIBP). He served on NSFC panels (2009-2011, 2016-2017) and Chinese Academy of Science International Review Panels (2009, 2013). He is currently serving as associate editor for AIBP and editorial board members for Scientific Reports, Insect Science, and Acta Entomoloca Sinica.