Dr. Subhajyoti (Subho) De is a tenured Associate Professor of Pathology, and a member of the Center for Systems and Computational Biology and Precision Medicine Initiative at Rutgers Cancer Institute. Dr. De received PhD from the University of Cambridge, UK, before doing advanced research as a King’s College Fellow and Human Frontier Science Program Fellow at Harvard University. His research group uses systems biology approaches integrating computational, mathematical, and genomics techniques to advance precision medicine in cancer, with funding from NIH, DoD, and foundations. He has mentored postdoctoral scientists, clinical fellows, and PhD and undergraduate students; his mentees have won numerous awards, fellowships, and recognitions. Dr. De is an Associate Editor for Nucleic Acids Research-Cancer – a reputed, peer-reviewed Oxford University Press journal. He is involved in national and international initiatives in research and higher education, and served as an evaluator of the current progress and future scientific directions for an MRC Unit of the University of Cambridge and Biostatistics Shared Resources at Rutgers in recent years. These experiences allow him to recognize the opportunities/challenges, and also underscore the values he could bring as a future leader in higher education. He is a passionate scientist-educator, a father of two young girls, and strong advocate for investing in the next generation.