Dr. McVey is the Center Director for the USDA ARS Center for Grain and Animal Health Research in Manhattan, Kansas. He is a Supervisory Veterinary Medical Officer and member of the USDA Senior Science and Technology Service. He was Research Leader for the Arthropod Borne Animal Disease Research Unit in Manhattan, KS from 2011 through 2016. Dr. McVey is also an Adjunct Professor of Immunology in the Department of Diagnostic Medicine, and Pathobiology in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University. He is also a Fellow of the Biosecurity Research Institute at Kansas State University. Dr, McVey also holds an adjunct appointment as Professor of the Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology, Arusha, Tanzania. Dr. McVey’s research interests include comparative immunology of infectious diseases, vector transmission of arboviruses, arboviral ecology and associated control measures. He has published numerous research papers and was a co-editor of Veterinary Microbiology, 3rd Edition. Dr. McVey has leadership and experience in basic research, commercial vaccine research and development, corporate leadership, diagnostic medicine, and graduate and veterinary professional education. Dr. McVey was recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine in 2007. He also has been President of the American College of Veterinary Microbiologists and has also a served on the Blue Ribbon Panel for Counter Measures for Terrorist Threats to Agriculture for the President of the United States (2003-2004).