Dr. Goyal received his PhD degree in Biochemistry from the Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, India. He taught at a university and served in ICAR, India before accepting a post-doctoral fellowship at the USDA-Henry Wallace Plant Sciences Institute, Beltsville, MD, USA in 2000. He served at the University of Maryland, MD, and University of Victoria, Canada. Dr. Goyal is now an adjunct professor with the University of Lethbridge and a scientist with AAFC Canada, where he is leading a research program on plant biology with a focus on antimicrobial resistance. He has published more than 40 research articles.