Peng Zhao earned his BA (2003), MA (2009), and PhD (2009) in law from the China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL, Beijing). He serves as associate professor of law and deputy dean of the Institute of Law-based Government at CUPL. Peng's research and teaching interests include food law, administrative law, and risk regulation theory. He has authored more than a dozen articles on food law and risk regulation theory, and is now presiding over two research projects sponsored by the Chinese central government on these two fields. Peng is a director and member of the Chinese Association of Administrative Law, and deputy secretary general of a committee affiliated with this organization which focuses on legal issues on governmental regulation. Peng has also participated actively in professional service activities. He had served as member of an expert commission for the National Health and Family Planning Commission on amendments to Chinese Food Safety Law, as advisor to the Ministry of Science and Technology on amendments to Chinese regulation of laboratory animal management, and as a member of the Panel of Experts on the Revision of the Food Safety Law in the Ministry of Health. Peng was recognized by CUPL students as one of the Top Ten Popular Teachers at CUPL from 2013 to 2015.