Professor Dušan Palić is the Chair of Fish Diseases and Fisheries Biology. He comes from a long line of veterinarians and educators, being third generation professor of veterinary medicine. He received D.V.M. and MVSc degrees from Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Belgrade, Serbia, and Ph.D. from Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine. His specialty is innate immunology, specifically neutrophil function, with broader focus in aquatic animal veterinary medicine, biosecurity and education. Prof. Palić is Certified Aquatic Veterinarian (by World Aquatic Veteirnary Medical Association). He served as WAVMA President, and is currently Vice-President of ECAAH.