Dr. Gabriel Mkilema Shirima

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School of Life Science and Bioengineering-Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology [NM-AIST]

Gabriel Mkilema Shirima is a holder of PhD in Veterinary Public Health [Epidemiology of Zoonoses] from the University of Glasgow-UK and Masters of Public Health from Sokoine University. He is a Veterinarian by profession. He works, as a Senior Lecturer in One Health and Emerging/re-emerging infectious diseases at NM-AIST and Adjunct Professor at Washington State University-USA. He currently, the Dean for the School of Life Sciences and Bio-Engineering at NM-AIST. More than 20 years, he has been teaching at different levels and conducting research on public health and community based research in multidisciplinary teams. He did several consultancies as master trainer,baseline surveys and production of manuals for indigenous poultry management and veterinary vaccines. He authored and co-authored more than 25 publications and 15 in conference proceedings. His current interest is on One Health, AMR and emerging infectious diseases and zoonoses.