Dr. Linthicum is presently the Director of the Center for Medical, Agricultural & Veterinary Entomology, USDA-Agricultural Research Service in Gainesville, Florida USA. Since 2004 he has directed a major Agricultural Research Service facility, consisting of 4 research units, employing 60 scientists and 150 support personnel. His scientific interests include vector and disease control, systematics, arbovirology, malaria, rickettsial diseases, and applications of Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing to disease surveillance and epidemiology. His research findings have been published more than 280 papers in the national and international scientific literature and presented in more than 400 papers given at national and international scientific meetings. He has had resident assignments in Brazil, Kenya and Thailand with numerous short-term assignments in Central and South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia.