Mani Lejeune received his Bachelor of Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry at Pondicherry University and Master of Veterinary Science (Parasitology) at Acharya N.G. Ranga Agricultural University (ANGRAU), India, in 1999 and 2001, respectively. He worked as a Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Parasitology, ANGRAU and later moved to Canada to pursue a PhD in the area of host-parasite interactions. Upon completion of his PhD from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary in 2010, Dr. Lejeune worked as a Wildlife Parasitologist at the Alberta node of the Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Calgary (UCVM). Before taking his present position at Cornell University, Dr. Lejeune worked as a Specialist in Diagnostic Parasitology at the Diagnostic Service Unit of UCVM. Currently, as Director of Clinical Parasitology, Dr. Lejeune oversees the day-to-day diagnostic activities of the parasitology section at Cornell University’s Animal Health Diagnostic Center. Dr. Lejeune is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Microbiologists with certification in Veterinary Parasitology. His research interests include studying the biodiversity of wildlife parasites and understanding host-parasite interactions at micro/macro levels.