Dr Tadesse Eguale

Dr Tadesse Eguale is academic staff of Aklilu Lemma Institute of Pathobiology, Addis Ababa University.  He is currently Head of Microbiology Research Unit in the Institute. Dr Tadesse  Eguale got his first Degree in Veterinary Medicine, MSc and PhD in Pharmaclogy from Addis Ababa University. He previously worked as field veterinarian in Jimma Zone of Oromia Region and as Animal Health Researcher at National Animal Health Diagnostic and Investigation Center, Sebeta, Ethiopia. Dr Tadesse Eguale’s PhD research focused on epidemiology of non-typhoidal Salmonella in humans and animals, phenotypic and molecular characterization of Salmonella species in humans and animals in central Ethiopia and inhibition of biofilm formation using small molecule adenosine mimetics. He served as Editor-in-Chief of Ethiopian Veterinary Journal from 2016-2018. He was a visiting Scholar at the Ohio State University from 2011-2012 and also received African Biosciences Challenge Fund fellowship Award in 2014.  He delivered various courses for graduate students in Tropical and Infectious Diseases and served as thesis adviser for several DVM, Msc and PhD students.  He authored and co-authored over 40 scientific papers published in reputable International Journals and presented several oral and poster presentations in International Conferences. Dr Tadesse Eguale’s current area of research interest involves exploring the role of use of antimicrobials in food animals on the spread of drug resistant pathogens and drug resistance genetic markers in humans and the environment and investigating epidemiology of antimicrobial resistance in foodborne pathogens.