Luke T. Daum, Ph.D. is Executive Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer for Longhorn Vaccines and Diagnostics. He received a B.S. from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (1996), an M.S. from Central Michigan University (1999) and a Ph.D. in Cell & Molecular Biology from the University of Texas at San Antonio (2006). Starting in 1999, he worked as a Civilian Scientist for the Air Force Institute for Operational Health (AFIOH). Dr. Daum possesses extensive experience with respiratory pathogens, molecular epidemiology and the development of pathogen diagnostics. He has trained several AF personnel, has published over 25 peer-reviewed scientific papers on molecular diagnostics, has presented over 50 scientific abstracts and lectures, and holds several patents.