Professor Abiodun Adesiyun received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Ahmadu Bello University, in Nigeria. He went on the University of Minnesota in the US, where he completed his Master of Public Health and PhD degrees. He also served as Research Fellow at the University of Bonn, Germany. Professor Adesiyun was appointed Senior Lecturer at The University of the West Indies in 1990. He was promoted to the rank of Reader in 1997 and received Professorial appointment in 1999. In the Faculty of Medical Sciences, he served as Associate Dean for Research, Deputy Dean, Basic Health Sciences and acting Dean on several occasions and has held the position of Director, School of Veterinary Medicine since November 2006. Professor Adesiyun has received several awards including the Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship (Germany) in 1989-1990, Vice Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in the area of Research for 1999, Dean’s Award for Research in 1999 and again in 2002. He has also won numerous research grants as principal or co-investigator from local, regional and international sources worth over US$ 380,000.00.