K. Gus Kousoulas, PhD, earned both his MS in Biophysics and his PhD in Molecular and Cellular Biology at the Pennsylvania State University. He completed postdoctoral fellowships at the American Cancer Society, the US Public Health Service Program, and The University of Chicago. At LSU, he holds a joint appointment in the Department of Pathobiological Sciences in the School of Veterinary Medicine and the Department of Veterinary Science in the LSU Agricultural Experiment Station, LSU Agricultural Center. He is the recipient of the Mary Lou Martin Professorship in Veterinary Medicine and is an adjunct faculty member of both the Department of Biological Sciences and the Pennington Biomedical Research Center. He has participated in a number of United States Department of Agriculture peer review panels and National Institutes of Health (NIH) special emphasis panels. In 1991, he founded the Department of Pathobiological Science’ Gene Probes and Expression Systems Laboratory "Gene Lab," which serves Louisiana researchers as a support and resource facility for research in molecular and cellular biology. GeneLab is now part of the Division of Biotechnology & Molecular Medicine (BIOMED) in the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Kousoulas serves the Director of BIOMED, the NIH COBRE Center for Experimental Infectious Disease Research (CEIDR), and the Molecular and Cell Biology Core Idea Network for Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE). His research focuses on (1) the molecular biology and pathogenesis of herpes simplex viruses (HSV) and human herpesvirus 8 (HHV-8) or Kaposi's Sarcoma Associated Herpesvirus (KSHV), (2) the molecular biology and pathogenesis of human and bovine coronaviruses, and (3) the production of vaccines for West Nile virus, herpes B virus, and Simian Retrovirus-5 using vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV) and adenovirus-based vectors.