bacterial drug discovery and innate immunity. Dr. Connell’s interest in biological-weapons research and policy issues began in the 1980s, when she chaired a subcommittee on biological weapons of the Council for Responsible Genetics. She has served on a number of committees of the National Research Council, including the Committee on Advances in Technology and the Prevention of Their Application to Next Generation Biowarfare Agents (2006), the Committee on Trends in Science and Technology Relevant to the Biological Weapons Convention: An International Workshop (Beijing, China ), and the Committee on Review of the Scientific Approaches Used during the FBI’s Investigation of the 2001 Bacillus anthracis Mailings (2011). Dr. Connell received her PhD in microbiology from Harvard University.
David Hennessy is a professor in the Department of Economics and the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development, both at Iowa State University. His research program emphasizes risk management, food quality and the provision of safe food, animal disease economics, agricultural structure, and roles of information in farm-level production decisions. His program on animal disease deals with risks and biosecurity incentives. Issues addressed have included the role of feeder animal trade in determining the ambient level of an infectious disease, biosecurity choices in light of the dynamics of disease incidence, costly regulation in the face of scientific uncertainty, managing disease when infection externalities arise, and how interdependent participation incentives can be used to ensure the success of voluntary livestock disease control programs. His teaching responsibilities concern commodity market analysis, business economics, agribusiness management, demand and supply systems, and decision analysis. Before joining the faculty at Iowa State University, Dr. Hennessy was on the faculty at Washington State University. He is a Fellow of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association and currently serves as an editor of the American Journal of Agricultural Economics. Dr. Hennessy received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Agricultural Science from University College Dublin, and his PhD in Agricultural Economics from Iowa State University.
Lonnie J. King is dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine and executive dean for the Health Science Colleges of Ohio State University. Previously, Dr. King was the director of the National Center for Zoonotic, Vector-Borne, and Enteric Diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Before serving as director, he was the first chief of CDC’s Office of Strategy and Innovation. Dr. King served as the 11th dean of the Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine for 10 years. Before that, he was the administrator of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service of the US Department of Agriculture. He served as the country’s chief veterinary officer for 5 years and worked extensively in global trade agreements within the North American Free Trade Agreement and the World Trade Organization. He has served as president of the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges and was the vicechair of the National Commission on Veterinary Economic Issues. Dr. King