Dario Cantù is Professor and Louis P. Martini endowed Chair in the Department of Viticulture and Enology at University of California Davis. He obtained a MSc in Agricultural Sciences from the Universita’ degli Studi di Milano, Italy, and a PhD in Plant Biology at UC Davis. He is an expert in plant genetics and genomics. In the Department of Viticulture and Enology, he leads a research team that studies the genetic bases of important viticulture traits, such as disease resistance, salt tolerance, flower sex determination, and aroma biosynthesis. He also created the widely used www.grapegenomics.com, a web portal that offers grape researchers a wealth of genomic datasets and user-friendly tools. He teaches courses in Viticulture, Grape Diseases and Pests, and Berry Development, and has been leading the MSc program in Viticulture and Enology since 2017. He is also executive director of the UC Davis Chile Life Sciences Innovation Center, an international center of excellence based in Chile, focused on R&D and extension in agriculture and environmental issues.