Ian Tizard, BVMS, PhD, ACVM, ScD, is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Microbiologists and a Distinguished Professor of Immunology at Texas A&M University (TAMU). Dr. Tizard earned his Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland in 1965. He then completed a Bachelor of Science in Pathology and a PhD in immunology. After completing his studies, Dr. Tizard became a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Guelph, where he remained on as a Professor until 1982 when he moved to TAMU. Since 1999, Dr. Tizard has been the Richard M. Schubot Chair in Exotic Bird Health at the Schubot Exotic Bird Health Center, where he has been a leader in the research of proventricular dilatation disease and avian bornavirus infection.
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