Gary Anderson

Director, Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
Professor of diagnostic medicine and pathobiology

Gary Anderson

Gary Anderson, director of the Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, has worked in vaccine research and development for decades. He holds numerous patents, has received several grants and has published more than 60 articles and book chapters.

Anderson's work in bovine health and disease includes serving on the Biologics and Biotechnology, Foreign and Emerging Disease, and National Animal Health Laboratory Network committees of the United States Animal Health Association. He serves as co-chair of the National Animal Health Laboratory Network Coordinating Council.

In addition to his work with cattle, Anderson is involved in swine diagnostics and infectious disease research. He has served on the Transmissible Diseases of Swine Committee of the United States Animal Health Association.

The recent president of the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians, Anderson serves on the Dean's Administrative Council for the university's College of Veterinary Medicine and on the executive board of the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians. He also has served on the board of the American Association of Veterinary Immunologists and has been the editor of the group's newsletter. He has been on the editorial boards for the American Journal of Veterinary Research, Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology journal and the Journal of Immunology.

For his work, Anderson received the the prestigious E.P. Pope Award from the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians in 2013. The award provides the highest acknowledgement of those members who have made noteworthy contributions to the association and who have advanced the implementation and recognition of the specialty of veterinary diagnostic medicine.

Anderson also has received the Kansas State University Distinguished Service Award from the Kansas Veterinary Medical Association in 2008 and was named the Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year from the Kansas State University Center for the Advancement of Entrepreneurship in 2009.

Anderson received an associate degree in business from Central College in 1971, a bachelor's degree in microbiology from South Dakota State University in 1975 and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree and a master's degree in veterinary pathology, both in 1979, from Kansas State University. He also received a doctorate in comparative pathology from the University of California-Davis in 1983.

Anderson can be reached at 785-532-4454 or ganders@k-state.edu.