Dr. Vidadi M. Yusibov, the Executive Director of Fraunhofer USA Center for Molecular Biotechnology, is responsible for the oversight of all plant-based vaccine and therapeutics development programs. Dr. Yusibov has been involved in different aspects of plant molecular biology, including molecular farming, with a major focus on transgenic plants and plant viruses since 1985. He is recognized nationally and internationally as an expert in plant-based vaccine development. Before joining Fraunhofer USA Dr. Yusibov was an Assistant Professor at Thomas Jefferson University, and prior to that, he held research positions at Purdue University. His research has focused on the development of plant virus-based expression systems that can be used for different applications, including production and delivery of vaccine antigens. He was involved in the development of different expression platforms, including the thermotool-based system that is proposed here as a production and delivery tool for vaccine candidates. While at Thomas Jefferson University, Dr. Yusibov developed a plant virus-based experimental vaccine against rabies virus, which was approved by FDA for human trials.