Volker Gerdts

Director & CEO

Dr. Volker Gerdts is the Director and CEO of the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization. He previously served as Associate Director of Research of VIDO from 2007 until 2018. Dr. Gerdts is also a Professor for Veterinary Immunology in the Department of Veterinary Microbiology at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan. 

He received a DVM in 1994 from Hanover Veterinary School and a German PhD equivalent from the Federal Research Institute for Animal Health, Island of Riems and Hanover Veterinary School, Germany in 1997. Dr. Gerdts has published > 160 peer-reviewed papers and given more than 350 presentations. He has served in various administrative roles, and served on various editorial boards and national and international scientific review panels.