Professor Bonello’s research is focused on understanding molecular and chemical mechanisms of tree resistance to endemic and alien invasive pathogens and insect pests, including ash resistance to emerald ash borer, oak resistance to the sudden oak death pathogen, and pine resistance to a pervasive shoot blight fungus. He currently serves on the editorial boards of Tree Physiology, Physiological and Molecular Plant Pathology, and Phytopathologia Mediterranea. Beside his role as faculty in the department of Plant Pathology and the Translational Plant Science Graduate Program in the Center for Applied Plant Science, he is also an active member of the Center for Microbe-Interface Biology and the Environmental Science Graduate Program at The Ohio State University. He received his M.S. in Forestry from the University of Padova, Italy, his Ph.D. in Forest Pathology from the University of Oxford, U.K., and conducted postdoctoral research at the Institute for Biochemical Plant Pathology, GSF Munich, Germany; the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management and the Department of Plant and Microbial Biology at the University of California, Berkeley; and the Department of Plant Pathology at the University of California, Davis.