Dr. Le Kang is an internationally recognized pioneer in ecological genomics of insects. He successfully resolves the ecological questions of insect adaptation to environmental variation with the model of the migratory locust, a worldwide notorious pest species, by integrating multiple approaches from molecular biology, physiology to genomics. He makes an outstanding accomplishment in disclosing the molecular regulatory mechanisms and epigenetic modulation of locust phase changes, which are very typically phenotypical plasticity in insects. He has authored about 200 research papers in international peer-review journals, such as Science, Nature Communications, Science Advances, PNAS, Genome Biology, Cell Research, Molecular Biology and Evolution, eLife, and Annual Review of Entomology.