Mark Suckow received his DVM from the University of Wisconsin in 1987 and subsequently completed a post-doctoral residency in laboratory animal medicine at the University of Michigan in 1990. He spent 8 years as a clinical laboratory animal veterinarian at Purdue University and then 17 years at the University of Notre Dame where he served as Director of the Freimann Life Science Center and later as Associate Vice President for Research Compliance. Prior to coming to the University of Kentucky, he was Professor of Veterinary Population Medicine and Director, Research Animal Resources at the University of Minnesota. With an interest in cancer models, biomaterials models, and vaccines, Dr. Suckow has functioned as an independent and collaborative investigator and has published in refereed journals and has seven issued patents related to vaccine adjuvants and cancer vaccines. He has written or edited over 20 books on topics related to research and laboratory animal medicine. Further, he served as the 2006 President of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science and the 2011 President of the American Society of Laboratory Animal Practitioners; and currently he serves on the AVMA Council on Research and is a member of the Council on Accreditation of AAALAC, International.