Patrick J. Stover, Ph.D., is Vice Chancellor and Dean for Agriculture and Life Sciences at Texas A&M AgriLife. He previously served as the Director of the Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University and as Director of the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre on Implementation Research in Nutrition and Global Policy at Cornell University, and Past-President of the American Society for Nutritional Sciences. Dr. Stover’s research interests focus on the biochemical, genetic and epigenetic mechanisms that underlie the relationships between folic acid and human pathologies, including neural tube defects and other developmental anomalies, cardiovascular disease and cancer. Specific interests include the regulation of folate-mediated one-carbon metabolism and cellular methylation reactions, molecular basis of the fetal origins hypothesis, development of mouse models to elucidate mechanisms of folate-related pathologies, and nuclear one-carbon metabolism. In 2016, he was elected as a member of the National Academy of Sciences, and in 2014 was elected as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. In 2014, he received the State University of New York Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities, and the Osborne and Mendel Award for outstanding recent basic research accomplishments in nutrition from the American Society for Nutrition, and a MERIT award from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. In 1996, he received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on outstanding scientists and engineers beginning their independent careers. He has been selected as an Outstanding Educator four times by Cornell Merrill Presidential Scholars. Dr. Stover served two terms on the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Food and Nutrition Board (FNB) and he served on the FNB Workshop Planning Committee on Special Nutritional Requirements in Disease States. Dr. Stover received his Ph.D. in biochemistry and molecular biophysics from the Medical College of Virginia.