Zuo Bo was born in Zouping, Shangdong Province, China in 1978. He graduated with a BSc in Animal Science from Qingdao Agricultural University in 1999, and obtained his PhD in Animal Genetics and Breeding from Huazhong Agricultural University in 2004. He spent one year as a post-doctoral research fellow in the School of Veterinary Medicine and Science (University of Nottingham), UK. He is currently a professor and doctoral supervisor of Huazhong Agricultural University. His research fields mainly focused on molecular regulation mechanisms of animal muscle growth and development, QTL mapping of important economic traits and functional genomics in pigs, and molecular breeding. He has obtained many research projects including the National Natural Science Foundation, "863" project, the project of major science and technology of genetically modified, Natural Science Fund of Hubei Province. He also participated in the research of agricultural technology innovation team of Hubei Province, and “swine germplasm innovation and genetic improvement” innovation team of Ministry of Education as the core member. As the first or corresponding author, he has published more than 20 research papers in journals such as Int J Biol Sci, Anim Genet, J Anim Breed Genet, Animal, Mol Biol Rep, J Appl Genet, Anim biotechnol and Acta Veterinaria et Zootechnica Sinica, etc. His doctoral thesis was awarded the National Excellent Doctoral Dissertation nomination and excellent Doctoral Dissertation of Hubei Province in 2006. He earned four national authorized invention patents, Chinese Association of Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine Award, and two provincial or ministerial second prizes of scientific and technological progress as the primary completion. Until now he has trained four master students graduated and seven students in graduate school.