Dr. D. Paul Lunn will become dean of the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine effective Feb. 15, 2012. Provost Warwick A. Arden announced the appointment Sept. 26. Dr. Arden was previously dean of the college before becoming provost and executive vice chancellor of NC State in December 2010.
Dr. Lunn comes from Colorado State University's College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, where he has been professor of equine medicine and head of the Department of Clinical Sciences since 2003. He is an expert in equine immunology and infectious disease; his laboratory researches equine influenza and equine herpesvirus infection.
From 2000-2003, Dr. Lunn served as associate dean for clinical affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine and director of Wisconsin's Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital. He was a professor at the school from 1991-2000.
Dr. Lunn was born in Wales and received his BVSc degree at the University of Liverpool in 1982. He earned a master's in veterinary medicine from the UW-Madison in 1988 and his doctorate from the University of Cambridge in 1991. Dr. Lunn is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine.
Dr. Lunn is past president of the American Association of Veterinary Clinicians and served on a Department of Agriculture review panel titled "Sustaining Animal Health and Well-being: Immunology and Parasitology." He is currently the chairman of the Research Advisory Committee of the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation.