Dr. Leyi Wang, Clinical Assistant Professor of Veterinary Clinical Medicine and Virology Section Head of Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, College of Veterinary Medicine at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Certified Veterinary Virologist by American College of Veterinary Microbiologists. Dr. Wang has co-authored 67 peer reviewed articles and 5 book chapters. He is the co-inventor for one US patent. Dr. Wang is a reviewer of NIH and National Pork Board grants, and Associate Editor of Medical Research & Publication, and Editorial Board of Medicine, Scientific Reports, Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation, Journal of Clinical and Translational Hepatology. His significant contribution to the field is that he for the first time reported identification of variant PEDV, Deltacoronavirus in diarrheic pigs, novel sparrow Deltacoronavirus, new Bottlenose dolphin coronavirus, and SARS-CoV-2 in tiger at Bronx Zoo. He has many years of experiences for vaccine development and for the first time to make protein polymers as vaccine platforms by utilizing homodimeric property of proteins. Since 2015, Dr. Wang uses Next-Generation Sequencing technology for whole genome sequencing of pathogens, especially for investigation of food-borne pathogen related illness.