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Dr. David E. Swayne is the Laboratory Director (1994-present) of U.S. Department of Agriculture’s in house high biocontainment laboratory for poultry health research. He has aDoctorate of Veterinary Medicine(University of Missouri, 1984), M.Sc. in Veterinary Pathology (University of Missouri, 1984), aPhDin Veterinary Pathology (University of Georgia, 1987), and is a board certified in Veterinary Pathology and as a Poultry Veterinarian.For past 33 years, his personal research has focused on pathobiology and control of avian influenza in poultry.Dr. Swayne has served on World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) committees to update the Avian Influenza chapters in Terrestrial Animal Health Code and Manual,and completed a 16 month sabbatical at OIE to study global highly pathogenic avian influenza control programs. He served as chair for the World Health Organization committee to update the Research Agenda for Zoonotic Influenza. He has served as Chair of the Executive Committee for OFFLU, the joint OIE/FAO Animal Influenza Network, currently serving on the Steering Committee. He has participated in missions or conferences on avian influenza control and biosafety/biosecurity in 51 countries during the past 25 years. He has published over 334 peer-reviewed papers and 114 book chapters on poultry health issues, principally avian influenza and other emerging viral diseases, and has given 314 invited presentations on poultry health issues. He is the editor of the textbook, Avian Influenza (Wiley, 2008); Associate Editor (11th edition, 2003; 12th edition, 2008) and Editor-in-Chief (13th edition, 2013; 14th edition, 2019) of Diseases of Poultry (Wiley); Editor of Animal Influenza (Wiley, 2017), Avian Section Editor ofFenner’s Veterinary Virology (4thedition, 2011,and 5th edition, 2017); and Poultry Editor for Merck Veterinary Manual (2017-2020). He is on the editorial board of Avian Diseases, and is an Associate Editor for Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses and Emerging and Infectious Diseases He has also served as an Associate Editor and Advisor for Avian Pathology and Associate Editor for Veterinary Pathology. Formerly, he served as a tenured faculty member in the College of Veterinary Medicine, The Ohio State University.