Dr. Kilgore is a distinguished epidemiologist with over 27 years of expertise in vaccine and immunization research: Epidemiology and translational research in infectious diseases. His focus has been working in underserved countries to bring innovative practices including rapid disease diagnosis and evidenced-based interventions. His research is in close cooperation with community partners, non-governmental stakeholders, faith-based organizations, public health and other technical experts. His focus at IGY Life Sciences is to aid in the clinical development of human studies for Rotavirus IgY applications in children and to support the efforts of grant writing for the Universal IgY Influenza Research project.
Dr. Tom Inglis, PhD
CEO Poultry Health Services
Dr. Inglis and his team will be our partners in vaccine design. He is the founder and managing partner at Poultry Health Services. Tom led the formation of the company in 2002 in response to a request from the industry to return to Alberta and fulfill the diagnostic contract needs for the poultry industry in Alberta. Tom was born in Saskatoon and raised in Vermilion and Edmonton where he attended the U of A, completing a BSc. in Agriculture in 1999. He is a graduate from the WCVM in Saskatoon where he received his DVM in 2003 and became a board-certified poultry veterinarian with the American College of Poultry Veterinarians in 2009. Tom developed a fascination with poultry production and nutrition as a student at the University of Alberta where he continues to participate in the research program and is one of the flock health veterinarians for the Poultry Research Centre. As an adjunct assistant professor at the University of Calgary’s Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, he teaches poultry medicine and diseases. Tom’s areas of focus in practice and research are broiler and turkey production, integrated health programs, processing (stunning, food safety and humane handling), effective disinfection and biosecurity. As an active member on several local, national and international associations, Tom works to contribute his training and passion for poultry as a resource for the betterment of the industry and profession.