Linda Saif is a Distinguished University Professor at The Ohio State University. She is a member of the Food Animal Health Research Program, Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine, at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center in Wooster, Ohio. Her research interests include virology, enteric viral infections, zoonoses and food safety, mucosal and neonatal immunity and vaccines, and probiotics. She received her B.A. degree from the College of Wooster and her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Ohio State. She is an honorary diplomate in the American College of Veterinary Microbiologists and a fellow of both the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Academy of Microbiology. In 2003, she was elected to membership in the National Academy of Sciences. She has served as a member of an advisory team on SARS coronavirus for the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention and as an advisor to the Scientific Advisory Committee on SARS coronavirus of the World Health Organization. She has authored or coauthored over 285 refereed journal publications and 57 book chapters on mucosal immunity, mucosal vaccines and enteric and respiratory viruses, and animal models for human viral diseases. She has received grants totaling over $23 million.