Alistair McGregor is an associate professor in the Dept. Microbial Pathogenesis & Immunology, COM, Texas A&M University. He is a PhD Virologist with experience in a broad range of various RNA and DNA viruses (including adenovirus, bunyaviruses, baculovirus, vaccinia virus, herpes simplex and human cytomegalovirus and various animal CMV). His PhD in Virology was obtained at the at the University of Glasgow (UK) on studies with bunyaviruses, a family of emerging RNA viruses associated with various human diseases. He carried out postdocs at MRC institute of Virology (Glasgow, UK), Children’s Hospital Cincinnati (OH) and UC, Berkeley (CA) with research on various recombinant virus expression systems, development of herpesvirus BAC plasmid systems and animal model disease studies. He has specific experience in development of candidate vaccine strategies against Korean hemorrhagic fever, herpes simplex and cytomegalovirus. His current research program into disease pathogenesis and intervention strategies against congenital cytomegalovirus utilizes animal model studies in guinea pigs. CMV research was developed from postdoc studies at Cincinnati and subsequently in faculty positions at University of Minnesota and subsequently Texas A&M University HSC, COM. Current studies involve studies of various candidate vaccine strategies against CMV both antibody and T cell based, development of novel immunological assays, cell lines and innate immune molecular biology tools for studies using guinea pig models of human disease.