Scott RuskDirector of Operations, National Emerging Infectious Disease Laboratory
Scott Rusk's career has been focused for more than 25 years on the operational and management side of biocontainment facilities supporting active research programs.
Rusk has advanced hands-on experience maintaining and managing biocontainment facilities. He was assistant center director for the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Animal Disease Center — the department's largest animal disease research facility — and also worked as a biocontainment specialist for Flad & Associates before coming to K-State.
Prior to being named director of Pat Roberts Hall, Rusk was associate director for operations at K-State's BRI, or Biosecurity Research Institute. Rusk will continue to work in that capacity, but will also be responsible for leadership and management in support of research and training and education programs. Rusk has a bachelor's degree in biology from the University of Northern Iowa and a master's in veterinary microbiology and preventive medicine from Iowa State University.