Paul Gibbs

E. Paul J. Gibbs, BVSc, PhD, FRCVSDr. Gibbs portrait

Professor Emeritus

Department of Infectious Diseases and Immunology

PO Box 110880
2015 SW 16th Ave
Gainesville, FL 32608-0880
Mobile Telephone: 352-339-3650
FAX: 352-392-9704

Former Appointments

  • Associate Dean for Students and Instruction, College of Veterinary Medicine, 2010-2012
  • Director, International Center, University of Florida, 1994-1999
  • Professor of Virology, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, 1979-2012
  • Principal Veterinary Research Officer, Pirbright Institute, United Kingdom, 1970-1979
  • Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University, Kansas 2015-2016 in connection with scientific program for National Bio and AgroDefense Facility, Department of Homeland Security


  • BVSc, University of Bristol, School of Veterinary Science, 1967
  • PhD, University of Bristol, School of Veterinary Science, 1970
  • Fellowship by Examination, Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, 1976

Professional Focus

One World: One Health with a focus on the control and prevention of emerging and foreign animal diseases of viral etiology, including those of zoonotic importance, through research, policy development, and emergency response training.

Honors and Awards

  • Editor “The Global Eradication of Rinderpest”  Eds, Taylor, W.P., Gibbs E.P.J., Pastoret, P.P.,  Bandyopadhayay, S. and Atang, P. Commissioned by FAO and OIE.  In preparation.
  • EU Expert Evaluator of Horizon 2020: One Health European Joint Project, 2019
  • Co-Chair with Chinese colleague of panel for China-UK Partnership on Antimicrobial Resistance administered by the Medical Research Council of the United Kingdom, 2018
  • Honorary Diplomate of the American Veterinary Epidemiological Society, 2017
  • Professor of Virology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Lincoln Memorial University, Tennessee, 2013-present.
  • Member of Advisory Committee UK Research Councils for Programme on Zoonoses in Emerging Livestock Systems, 2015 – present
  • External Examiner, MSc in One Health, University of Edinburgh, 2013-2018
  • Pioneers in Virology Award of the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians
  • Distinguished Service Award, Florida Veterinary Medical Association
  • Special Recognition by State of Florida for contributions to disease control in Florida
  • Carl Norden Distinguished Teaching Award
  • Wooldridge Medal, British Veterinary Association
  • Chair of the Foreign and Emerging Diseases Committee of the US Animal Health Association (2008-2013)

Recent Publications

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