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Ian Tizard

Distinguished Professor

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Department: VTPB

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    Peru: The college has two formal agreements (Convenios) with the main Peruvian Veterinary Schools. Heredia Cayetana and San Marcos. Both commit us to collaborate in the area of avian research and conservation. There are multiple collaborative projects underway in Tambopata, in investigating the wild bird trade and in studying the epidemiology of selected avian diseases.

    Argentina: The Schubot Center is supporting a project to determine causes of nestling mortality in the Patagonian subspecies of the peregrine falcon.

    Canada: The Schubot Center is collaborating with scientists at the University of Guelph on the detection of avian bornavirus in arctic waterfowl.


      Costa Rica. Dr. Tizard will be participating in teaching a course on Immunology at the Texas A&M Soltis Center in the spring semester 2012. This will provide opportunities to develop programs in exotic bird health.


  • Ph.D. Immunology, University of Cambridge, England 1969
  • B.Sc. Pathology, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK 1966
  • B.V.M.& S. Veterinary Medicine, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK 1965


  • Diplomate American College of Veterinary Microbiologists 1996

Scholarly Interests

Immunology with an emphasis on innovative vaccine technology and on the immunology of domestic mammals.Avian diseases with an emphasis on diseases of psittacinesPaleovirology,Genomics with an emphasis on whole avian genomes.The intestinal microbiome and its role in immunity.

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