Dr James Shi, is the senior advisor of Xiamen Innovax Biotech Co. Ltd., China. Over more than 20 years he has been the Senior and Principle Investigator, Laboratory Study Subsection Chief and Transfusion Transmitted Viruses Laboratory Supervisor, Infectious Diseases Section, Department of Transfusion Medicine, Warren Grant Magnuson Clinical Center, National Institutes of Health in the US. Most recently he served as Professor in Microbiology, college of science and School of Public Health respectively in Xiamen University for over 10 years.His research interests include viral hepatitis and infectious diseases diagnostics and vaccine development. He has over 170 peer reviewed papers on hepatitis E related publications. He holds a B.S. from Chung-Hsing University, Taiwan, China and a Ph.D. in Microbiology, from Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee.