David E. Anderson earned a BS in Animal Science (NCSU, 1988), DVM (NCSU, 1990), and MS (KSU, 1994. Dr. Anderson is board-certified in veterinary surgery (Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons, 1995) and is an ACVS Founding Fellow of Minimally Invasive Surgery (Large Animal Soft Tissue). He is an AAAS Fellow (2021, Medical Sciences), a FSLI Fellow (Cohort 17). He has served as a Section Leader, Department Head, and is now the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies. Also, Dr. Anderson has served as a Regional Director for the American Association of Small Ruminant Practitioners and a Regent of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. Dr. Anderson’s research interests include animal models, development of novel surgical techniques, regenerative medicine, biomaterials, tissue regenerative scaffolds, and translational medicine. Over his 32+ year career, Dr. Anderson has mentored over 25 residents and 30 graduate students; been awarded, as PI or co-PI, over $15M in research grants; published more than 200 peer-reviewed publications, written more than 100 book chapters and edited 10 textbooks. He has been recognized as the continuing educator of the year at international conferences (VMX, WVC) and has been honored by awards for excellence in teaching, excellence in team science, excellence in faculty and graduate student mentoring, excellence in research and as a Distinguished Alumnus (NCSU).