Dr. Shawn Babiuk received a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from the University of Saskatchewan in 1997 and a Doctorate in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Saskatchewan in 2003. He completed postdoctoral training in Saskatoon on genomics with Pyxis Genomics Canada and on vaccine development at Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization, University of Saskatchewan. In 2005, he moved to the National Centre for Foreign Animal Disease in Winnipeg as a research scientist for the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. In 2006, he became an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Immunology at the University of Manitoba. Dr. Babiuk’s research is focused on foreign animal disease. His research program consists of understanding the biology of capripoxvirus including pathogenesis as well as the development of diagnostics and vaccines for several foreign animal diseases including peste des petits ruminants, Rift Valley fever and African swine fever virus.