George Lazarovits graduated with his doctorate from the University of Toronto and worked as a research scientist (Plant Pathology) at Agriculture and Agrifood Canada until 2010. He accepted a position as Research Director at a newly formed company A&L Biologicals where he leads a staff of 5 researchers and 8 technicians. Their research program studies plant health from an ecological perspective where both beneficial and detrimental organisms in soil are considered to affect plant vigor. He has extensive national and international collaborators and has over 120 refereed scientific publications, numerous book chapters and one book. He is an adjunct professor at Western University, was president of the Canadian Phytopathological Society, and has organized and participated as keynote speaker in numerous national and international scientific conferences.