Dr. Michael D. Lairmore is dean of the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of California, Davis, where he has served since 2011.
Dean Lairmore earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Missouri at Columbia before working as a dairy and small animal veterinarian. Following private practice, he completed a residency and Ph.D. program in experimental pathology at Colorado State University at Fort Collins.
He is board certified in veterinary anatomic pathology as well as veterinary virology and immunology. He is a member of numerous prestigious national boards and committees and is one of the few veterinarians elected as a Member of the National Academy of Medicine, the health arm of the National Academy of Sciences. He is also a Fellow in the American Academy of Microbiology and the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences, and has received numerous teaching and research awards throughout his career.
Dean Lairmore is a scientist who bridges multiple disciplines to address basic questions related to viral causes of cancer. His research has provided significant breakthroughs in the biology of human retroviruses and the understanding of viral-associated carcinogenesis. He has authored or co-authored 190 scientific publications.