Michael E. Woods, PhD is the Assistant Dean of Preclinical Education and an Associate Professor of Pathology at the Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Dr. Woods earned a B.S. in Microbiology from Texas A&M University and a Ph.D. in Experimental Pathology from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He was an Association of Public Health Labs Emerging Infectious Disease Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the Division of Vector-borne Infectious Diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Prior to joining Burrell College, Dr. Woods was a scientific staff member in the Chemical and Biological Threat Awareness Program, Global Security Principal Directorate at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory where he worked on issues relevant to biodefense.