This year, we will feature a presentation by Tom Cherpes of the Department of Comparative Medicine, Stanford University. Cherpes received his DVM from the University of Wisconsin in 1989. After give years in practice, he enrolled in the Wake Forest University School of Medicine and received his MD in 1998. He completed clinical and research training in infectious disease and held a faculty appointment at the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine prior to joining the faculty at Stanford in 2016. Cherpes is a standout example of a scientist combining human and animal medicine. He will share information on his career path and how he has established a successful research program investigating hormonal influence of infectious disease.