Dr. Xuetao Cao is the President of Nankai University (Tianjin, China), the Director of Center for Immunotherapy at Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences (Beijing, China), and the Director of National Key Laboratory of Medical Immunology at Second Military Medical University (Shanghai, China). He is an elected member of academic societies, including the Chinese Academy of Engineering (2005), German Academy of Sciences (2013), EMBO (2015), UK Academy of Medical Sciences (2016), US National Academy of Medicine (2017) and American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2018). He is President of China Union of Life Science Societies, Secretary General of FIMSA, and Secretary General of Chinese Society for Immunology. His research interests are the innate immunity and inflammation, cancer immunotherapy. As corresponding author, he has published more than 250 original papers in peer-reviewed journals including Cell, Nature, Science, Nature Immunology, Immunity, etc. He serves on the editorial board of journals such as Cell, Annual Reviews of Immunology, Science Translational Medicine.