Dr. Gustavo MacIntosh is a Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean’s Professor of Biochemistry in the Roy J. Carver Department of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology at Iowa State University, USA. Dr. MacIntosh obtained a Biology BS/MS degree from the Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata, Argentina. He started working in plant biology, specifically protein phosphorylation signals during potato development, while pursuing his Biochemistry PhD degree from the Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina. He continued is training as Postdoctoral Associate at the DOE-Plant-Research Laboratory at Michigan State University, USA. He worked as a Research Scientist at the Delaware Biotechnology Institute, University of Delaware before joining the faculty at ISU in 2003. Among the different projects in his laboratory, significant efforts are dedicated to understand the molecular mechanisms that control soybean defenses during compatible and incompatible interactions with pathogens and insects. He has received numerous awards, including the Distinguished Iowa Scientist Award presented by the Iowa Academy of Science. Dr. MacIntosh is currently the President of the American Society of Plant Biologists.