Dr. Guangju Zhai is Full Professor at Division of Biomedical Sciences (Genetics), Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada. He is also an adjunct senior researcher at Menzies Research Institute, University of Tasmania, Australia. He has over 20 years research experience primarily on osteoarthritis with more than 110 original scientific research publications in major medical journals and has a h-index of 60. He established the Newfoundland Osteoarthritis Study (NFOAS: https://www.med.mun.ca/NFOAS/Home.aspx), which has a primary goal of creating a biobank of human joint tissues and has produced a world-class resource to support multiple osteoarthritis projects and attract national and international collaborators. His research is largely supported by Canadian Institutes of Health Research. He is the recipient of the President’s Award for Outstanding Research in 2017-2018.