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CURRICULUM VITAE PERSONAL PROFILE Name: Place of birth: Date of birth: Sex: Profession: Speciality Occupation: Academic Rank:


Alemayehu Regassa Senbetu Dukem, East Shoa Zone, Oromia Regional State, Ethiopia July 27, 1978 Male Veterinarian Epidemiologist and Research Methods Expert Instructor and Researcher at Hawassa University Associate Professor as of August 2009 Ethiopian

Address: - Hawassa University, School of Veterinary Medicine P. O. BOX = 05, Hawassa, Ethiopia E-mail: alemregassaa@gmail.com or alemregassa@hu.edu.et Cell phone = +251-911-126227 EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND AND AWARDS University Education 1. Master of Science (MSc) in Tropical Veterinary Epidemiology, Addis Ababa University, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Bishooftu (2003/042004/05). 2. Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM), Addis Ababa University, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Bishooftu (1993/9419998/99). Dissertation 1. Study on Mycobacterium bovis infection in human and animal in North Shoa (Selale) Zone, Central Ethiopia (MSc thesis) 2. Preliminary study on Bovine Tuberculosis in Wolaita Soddo, Southern Ethiopia (DVM thesis) High School: Bishooftu Comprehensive Secondary School (1990 1993), Ethiopia School Leaving Certificate Examination (ESLCE) with distinction. Elementary and Junior high School: Dukem Oda-Nabe Elementary and Junior High School (1982 1989). WORK EXPERIENCES A) Hawassa University, School of Veterinary Medicine (As of August 2005) 1. Routine Duties (Activities) Provision of different courses Advising MSc and DVM Students Senior Seminars and final year research works Conducting researches on various topics and developing new proposals 2. University Affairs 2.1. Research Programmes Coordinator of Hawassa University Coordination of Research Programme at the University level as of March 10, 2013 2.2. College Research and Postgraduate Programmes Coordinator Coordination of Research and Postgraduate Programme at the College of Natural and Computational Science, Hawassa University, for more than a year (February 28, 2012 March 9, 2013) 1

2.3. Department Head Head, Department of Veterinary Anatomy, Histology and Embryology (VAHE) for two years and two months (August 13/2006 up to October 24/2008) 2.4. Member of different committee Rapporteur for the assessment team which studies Land Administration programs in the SNNPRS and eventually works towards institutionalization of Land Administration Programs at Hawassa University. Reviewer of Abstracts submitted on the 9th National TB Research Annual Conference and Commemoration of the World TB day, March 21st -23th, 2013 which was organized by TB Research Advisory Committee (TRAC) of the Federal Ministry of Health in collaboration with Hawassa University, College of Medicine and Health Sciences and SNNPRs Health Bureau Members of College Balanced Score Card (BSC) team and Chairman of Veterinary School Balanced Score Card (BSC) team. Staff development and scholarship committee (SDSC) of the School Member of committee established to study the feasibility of Dairy, Fattening and Poultry farms at Hawassa University which are now efficiently working. Member of other committee established for various School affairs. 2.4. Extra-curricula activities Consultant for the established Hawassa University Dairy and Fattening farms since April 15, 2001 to December 2003. Saving and credit association, Development Committee Chairman Member of Executive Body of Hawassa University Teachers Association B) Ministry of Agriculture, Oromia Region (Dec. 2001Aug. 2003) Position: Team leader, Veterinary department for about three years Job duties: Action plan preparation in the Veterinary department, Disease surveillance and reporting the activities and problems encountered. : Routine clinical activities in the veterinary clinics and animal health posts of the district. C) Gambella Regional State, Western Ethiopia (Feb. 2001 Nov. 2001) Position: Expert, National Livestock Development Program, Epidemiology Unit Job duties: Disease surveillance, facilitating vaccination campaign in the control of different diseases and action plan preparation for the improvement of livestock health and production in the region. PUBLICATIONS A) Published Articles 1. Alemayehu Regassa and Etaferahu Yimer (2013): Gastrointestinal parasites of equine in South Wollo Zone, North Western Ethiopia, Global Veterinaria, 11(6): 824-830 2. Etana Debela, Buckhary Abdulahi, Bekele Megersa, Bersissa Kumsa, Fufa Abuna Dessie Sheferaw, Alemayehu Regassa (2014): Hydatidosis of camel (Camelus dromedarius) at Jijiga municipal abattoir, Eastern Ethiopia: Prevalence, associated risk factors and financial implication, Journal of parasitic diseases, DOI 10.1007/s12639-014-0430-x 3. Alemayehu Regassa, Gelma Golicha, Bekele Megersa, Dawit Tesfaye, Fufa Abunna (2013): Study On Camel Mastitis In Borana Zone, Southern Ethiopia: Prevalence, Risk Factors And Major Bacterial Causes, Tropical Animal Health and Production, 45 (4):1589-1595. 2

4. Alemayehu Regassa, Oda Gizaw, Desta Beyene, Rahmeto Abebe, Bekele Megersa, Etana Debela, Kasshun Asmare, Fufa Abunna, Eystein Skjerve (2013): Cryptosporidium in Calves, Lambs and Kids at Haramaya, Eastern Ethiopia, Ethiopian Veterinary Journal, 17 (1), 81-94 5. Dawit Tesfaye, Daryos Fekede, Worku Tigre, Alemayahu Regassa, Amene Fekadu (2013): Perception of the public on the common zoonotic diseases in Jimma, Southwestern Ethiopia International Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences Vol. 5(6), pp. 279-285. 6. Fufa Abunna, Gemechis Fufa, Bekele Megersa, Alemayehu Regassa (2013). Bovine Mastitis: Prevalence, Risk Factors and Bacterial Isolation in Small-holder Dairy Farms of Addis Ababa City, Ethiopia Global Veterinaria 10 (6): 647-652. 7. Berhanu Mekbib, Alemayehu Regassa and Desie Sheferaw (2013): Gastrointestinal helminthes of dogs and owners perception of dogs parasitic zoonoses in Hawassa, Southern Ethiopia, Journal of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Health, Vol. 4(8), 205-209. 8. Alemayehu Regassa, Nebyou Moje, Desta Beyene, Bekele Megersa, Dessie Sheferaw, Etana Debela, Fufa bunna, Eytein Skierve (2012): Major Causes of Organs and Carcass Condemnation in Small Ruminants Slaughtered at Luna Export Abattoir, Ethiopia, Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 110: 2013 139 148 9. Fufa Abunna, Sisay Fentaye, Bekele Megersa, Alemayehu Regassa (2012):Prevalence of bovine hydatidosis in Kombolcha ELFORA abattoir, North Eastern Ethiopia, 2 (4) 281-286, Open Journal of Animal Sciences doi:10.4236/ojas.2012.24038 10. Alemayehu Regassa, Teferra Woldemaria, Seble Demisie, Nebyou Moje , Dinka Ayana (2012): Fasciolosis in Cattle Slaughtered At Bishooftu Municipal Abattoir, Central Ethiopia: Prevalence, Infection Proportion and Associated Risk Factors, European Journal of Biological Sciences 4 (3): 83-90, 2012. 11. Bekele Megersa, Admasu Manedo, Mesele Abera Alemayehu Regassa, Fufa Abunna, (2012). Mastitis in lactating cows at Hawassa town: Prevalence, risk factors, major bacterial causes and treatment response to routinely used antibiotics, American-Eurasian Journal of Scientific Research, 7 (2): 86-91 12. Fufa Abunna, Jonsen Tura, Alemayehu Regassa, (2012). Status of tick infestation in small ruminants of Bedelle district, Oromia Region, Ethiopia, Global veterinaria, 8 (5): 459-462, 2012. 13. Bekele Megersa, Demelash Biffa, Fufa Abunna, Alemayehu Regassa, Jacques Godfroid & Eystein Skjerve, (2012). Seroepidemiological study of livestock brucellosis in a pastoral region, Epidemiol. Infect, Cambridge University Press, 140, 887896. 14. Solomon Mekuria, Addisu Eyob, Alemayehu Regassa, Abebayehu Tadesse Birhanu Mekibib and Rahmeto Abebe (2011): A cross-sectional study of equine trypanosomosis and its vectors in Wolayta zone, Southern Ethiopia, Journal of Animal and Veterinary advances Vol. 9(15), pp. 2061-2066. 15. Fufa Abunna, Dasta Ayala, Alemayehu Regassa, Bekele Megersa, Etana Debela (2011): Major Metacestodes in Cattle Slaughtered at Nekemte Municipal Abattoir, Western Ethiopia: Prevalence, Cyst Viability, Organ Distribution and Socioeconomic Implications. BIOMIRROR, 2(10):1-7. 16. Bekele Megersa, Dembelash Biffa, Timketa Belina, Etana Debela, Alemayehu Regassa Fufa Abuna, Tesfaye Rufael, Stubsjen, S.M., Skjerve, E. (2011). Serological investigation of Peste des Petits Ruminants (PPR) in small ruminants managed under pastoral and agro-pastoral systems in Ethiopia. Small Ruminant Research, 97: 134138. 17. Bekele Megersa, Demelash Biffa, Fufa Abunna, Alemayehu Regassa, Jacques Godfroid & Eystein Skjerve, (2011). Sero-prevalence of brucellosis and its contribution to abortion in cattle, camel, and goat kept under pastoral management in Borana, Ethiopia, Tropical Animal Health and Production, 43:651656. 18. Bekele Megersaa, Fufa Abunna, Alemayehu Regassa, Demelash Biffa, Jon Bohlin and Eystein, Skjerve, (2012). Epidemic characterization and modeling within herd transmission dynamics of 3

an "emerging trans-boundary" camel disease epidemic in Ethiopia, Tropical animal health and production, 44:16431651. 19. Alemayehu Regassa, Asmelash Tassew, Kebede Amenu, Bekele Megersa, Fufa Abunna, Berhanu Mekbib, Marcotty, T., Gobena Ameni (2010): A cross-sectional study of bovine tuberculosis in Hawassa and its surrounding area, Southern Ethiopia, Journal of Tropical animal health and production, 42:915920. 20. Omer Mohammed, Bekele Megersa, Rhameto Abebe, Mesele Abera, Alemayehu Regassa, Yunus Abdurehman and Solomon Meuria (2011): Seroprevalence of Brucellosis in Camles in and Around Dire Dawa City, Eastern Ethiopia, Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 10 (9): 1177-1183 21. Fufa Abunna, Loma Asfaw, Bekele Megersa, Alemayehu Regassa (2010): Bovine Fasciolosis: Coprological, Abattoir survey and its economic impact due to liver condemnation at Soddo municipal abattoir, Southern Ethiopia. Tropical Animal Health and Production, 42:289-292. 22. Alemayehu Regassa, Mohammed Toyeb, Rahmeto Abebe, Bekele Megersa, Mekibib, B., Mekuria, S., Abunna, F. Debele, E. (2010): Study on the lungworm prevalence and associated risk factors in small ruminants in Dessie and Kombolcha districts, Northern Ethiopia. Veterinary Parasitology169, 144148. 23. Abera, M., Demie, B., Aragaw, A., Regassa, F., Regassa, A. (2010): Isolation and Identification of Staphylococcus aureus from bovine mastitic milk and their drug resistance patterns in Adama town. Journal of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Health, 2 (3) 24. Megersa, B., Tesfaye, E., Regassa, A., Abebe, R., Abunna, F. (2010): Bovine Cysticercosis in Cattle Slaughtered at Jimma Abattoir: Prevalence, Organ distribution, The Veterinary World, 3. 25. Berhanu Mekibib, Muluken Furgasa, Fufa Abunna, Bekele Megersa, Alemayheu Regassa (2010): Bovine mastitis: Prevalence, Risk Factors and Major Pathogens in Dairy Farms of Holeta town, Central Ethiopia. The Veterinary World, 3 (9). 26. Bekele Megersa, Chala Tadesse, Fufa Abunna, Alemayehu Regassa, Berhanu Mekibib, Etana Debela (2010): Occurrence of Mastitis and Associated Risk Factors in Lactating Goats under Pastoral Management in Borana, Southern Ethiopia. Submitted to Tropical Animal Health and Production, 42, 249-1255. 27. Kebede Amenu, Thys, E., Alemayehu Regassa, Marcotty, T. (2010): Brucellosis and tuberculosis in Arsi-Negele District, Ethiopia: prevalence in ruminants and peoples behaviour towards zoonoses, Tropicultura, 28, 4, 205-210. 28. Rahmeto Abebe, Fufa Abunna, Mulugeta Berhane, Solomon Mekuria, Bekele Megersa, Alemayehu Regassa, A. (2010): Fasciolosis: Prevalence, financial losses due to liver condemnation and evaluation of a simple sedimentation diagnostic technique in cattle slaughtered at Hawassa Municipal abattoir, southern Ethiopia, Ethiop. Vet. J., 2010, 14 (1), 39-51 29. Rahmeto Abebe, Mebratu Gebre Egzihabeher, Solomon Mekuria, Fufa Abunna, Alemayehu Regassa (2010): Survey of gastrointestinal nematodes infection in small ruminants during the dry season in Hawassa Zuria and Dale districts, Southern Ethiopia. Tropical animal health and production, 42:11111117. 30. Berhanu Mekibib, Manegerew, Abebayehu Tadesse, Fufa Abunna, Bekele Megersa, Alemayehu Regassa, Solomon Mekuria Rahmeto Abebe, (2010). Prevalence of haemoparasites and associated risk factors in working donkeys in Adigudem and Kwiha districts of Tigray region, Northern Ethiopia. Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances. 9(17): 22249-2255 31. Fufa Abunna, Ephrem Tsedeke, Bersisa Kumsa, Bekele Megersa, Alemayehu Regassa, Etana Debela (2009): Abomasal Nematodes: Prevalence in Small Ruminants Slaughtered at Bishooftu Town, Ethiopia. The Internet Journal of Veterinary Medicine, 7 (1). 32. Alemayehu Regassa, Alemseged Mulugeta, Fufa Abunna, Bekele Megersa (2009): Major Metacestodes in cattle slaughtered at Wolaita Soddo Municipal abattoir, Southern Ethiopia: 4

Prevalence, cyst viability, organ distribution and socioeconomic implications. Tropical Animal Health and Production. 41:14951502 33. Fufa Abunna, Diriba Kasassa, Alemayehu Regassa, Bekele Megersa (2009): Survey of tick infestation in small ruminants of Miesso district, West Harergie, Oromia Region, Ethiopia Tropical Animal Health and Production, 41:969972. 34. Bekele Megersa, Alemayehu Regassa, Bersissa Kumsa, Fufa Abunna (2008): Performance of camels (Camelus dromedrius) kept by pastoralists with different degrees of experience in camel keeping in Borana, Southern Ethiopia. Animal Science Journal, 79 (4): 534-541(8). 35. Bekele Megersa, Beyene, B., Fufa Abunna, Alemayehu Regassa, Kebede Amenu, Tesfaye Rufael (2008): Risk factors for foot and mouth disease seroprevalence in indigenous cattle in Southern Ethiopia: the effect of production system. Tropical Animal Health and Production, 41:891898. 36. Alemayehu Regassa, Zinash Woldemicael, Kebede Amenu, Bekele Megersa, Fufa Abunna, Rahmeto Abebe, R. (2008): Major Clinical Diseases Syndromes of Cows in Small holder Dairy Farms of Hawassa, Southern Ethiopia, Ethiopia Veterinary Journal, 13, 1: 59-67 37. Bekele Megersa, Abduba Yakob, Alemayehu Regassa, Fufa Abunna, Kebede Amenu (2008): Prevalence and incidence rates of calf morbidity and mortality and associated risk factors in small holder dairy farms I Hawassa, Southern Ethiopia Ethiopia Veterinary Journal, 13, 2:59, 68. 38. Fufa Abunna, Getachew Tilahun, Bersissa Kumsa, Bekele Megersa, Alemayehu Regassa (2008): Bovine Cysticercosis in Cattle Slaughtered at Awassa Municipal Abattoir, Ethiopia: Prevalence, Cyst Viability, Distribution and its Public Health Implication. Zoonoses and Public Health, 55 (2): 82-88. 39. Alemayehu Regassa, Girmaye Medihin, Gobena Ameni (2007): Bovine tuberculosis is more prevalent in cattle owned by farmers with active tuberculosis in central Ethiopia. The Veterinary Journal, 178 (1): 119125. 40. Fufa Abunna, Getachew Tilahun, Bekele Megersa, Alemayehu Regassa. (2006): Taeniasis and its socio-economic implication in Awassa town and its surroundings, Southern Ethiopia, East African Journal of Public Heath, 4 (2): 73-79. 41. Alemayehu Regassa and Gobena Ameni (2001): Sensitivity and Specificity of a single interadermal tuberculin test at the cervical and caudal folds in Zebu cattle in Ethiopia. Indian Journal of animal sciences 71(4): 325 327. 42. Gobena Ameni, Alemayehu Regassa, Tesfu Kassa, Girmaye Medihin (2001): Survey on Bovine Tuberculosis in cattle and its public health implications to cattle raising families in Wolaita Soddo Southern Ethiopia, Ethiopia Journal of animal production.1(1): 5562. 43. Gobena Ameni, Tesfu Kassa, Alemayehu Regassa, Endirias Zewdu (2000): Pilot Study on Bovine Tuberculosis in cattle and its implication in man in selected sites of Ethiopia. Ethiopia Veterinary association Proceedings of the 14th conference, 28 37. B) Articles in Press 1. Nebyou Moje, Demeke Zewde, Belachew Bacha, Alemayehu Regassa (2012): Metacestodes in Cattle Slaughtered at Shashemene Municipal Abattoir, Southern Ethiopia: Prevalence, Cyst viability, Organ distribution, Socioeconomic Implications and Financial Losses (In press, Global Veterinaria) 2. Bekuretsion Zekariyas, Yared Merid, Alemayehu Regassa (2012): Diarrheal Cases in children at Hawassa Health Centres: Shigella, Salmonella, Intestinal Parasitic and associated their risk factors (In press at East African Journal of Public Health)

C) Articles in preparation 1. Alemayehu Regassa, Alemayehu Telila, Asmamawu Kassaye (2012): A study on socioeconomic contribution of working equines in selected kebeles of Dalocha district, Southern Ethiopia, (In press at Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances) 2. Alemayehu Regassa, Abdlifetah Kedir, Asmamawu Kassaye (2012): The Use of EthnoVeterinary Medicine for the Treatment of Donkeys disease and problems in Dale District, Southern Ethiopia. (In press at Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances) 3. Alemayehu Regassa Asefa Cheru (2013): Sero-epidemiology of Brucellosis in Camel, Sheep and Goats in Diredewa Region, Eastern Ethiopia 4. Alemayehu Regassa, Maireg Hailu (2013): Gastrointestinal helminthes of dog in dale district, sidama zone, SNNPRss: Prevalence and Associated Risk Factors 5. Alemayehu Regassa, Tolesa Negassa (2013): Lungworm infection in equine in Ambo district, Central Ethiopia. Prevalence and Associated Risk Factors D) On-going Research Project 1. Alemayehu Regassa, Getnet Alemu, Fekade Yirkele, Gobena Ameni (2006): Molecular Characterization of causative organisms of Scrofula on Human TB patients at Hawassa Referral Hospital. 2. Berhanu Mekbib, Desie Shiferaw, Dawit Tesfaye, Alemayehu Regassa (2006): Enteric protozoa of dogs: prevalence, associated risk factors and owners awareness in and around Hawassa. 3. Kebede Amenu, Biruhtesfa Asrade, Mesele abera, Alemayehu Regassa (2006): Microbiological quality and safety of milk and milk products in small holder dairy production chains of Hawassa milkshed, Ethiopia: Implications for public health 4. Collaborative Project titled Identification, Investigation, and Implementation of plant-based parasite control strategy to improve animal Health Project life span is from 2003 to 2006. CERTIFICATES OBTAINED (Trainings and various activities) 1. Certificate of successful attendance of three months International Training Programme on Dairy Technology: From Rural to Industrial level from August 1/2008 up to October 30/2008 held at Laboratory of Food Technology and Engineering, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Ghent University, Belgium. 2. Certificate for the Immense and Excellent Contribution that attributed to the success of the School of Veterinary Medicine for remarkable achievement and best level performing academic unit among the Schools/departments in College of Natural and Computational Science of Hawassa University 3. Certificate of attendance for training course on Application of Genetics to disease Control at Armauer Hansen Research Institute (AHRI), Ministry of Health, Alert Centre, given from 13th to 15th of June 2007, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. 4. Certificate of participation on the pedagogical training prepared for Hawassa University instructors organized by the academic development and resource centre of the Hawassa University held between 20-24 February 2006 at Hawassa campus, Hawassa University, Ethiopia. 5. Certificate of successful attendance of training on curriculum design, program and course development and revision organized by Academic Development and Resource Centre of Hawassa University held from January 11 12, 2008, Ethiopia. 6. Letter Acknowledgments for presenting and sharing research experience and findings to the community and delivering community service at the program called Participatory and Problem Solving Research for Better Life ADDIS MENGED Radio Program, HwU VoH FM 97.7 on September 13, 2013. 6

TRAININGS OFFERED Certificate for active participation in offering training to Animal Health Technicians on the topic Meat hygiene and importance of zoonotic diseases in pastoral communities, for three consecutive years, held from May 3/2010 to November 3/2010, May 3/2011 to November 3/2011 and November 11/2011 to May 8/2012, organized by the School of Veterinary Medicine, Hawassa University in Collaboration with Bureau of Pastoral Affairs, SNNPRS, Ethiopia. Courses taught (2005-2014) A. Veterinary Public Health and Food Hygiene (VCMP 451 and VCMP 452, Year 4 degree, SVM, HwU) B. Veterinary Epidemiology (VEMP 551 and VEMP 551, Year 5 degree, SVM, HwU) C. Veterinary Research Methods, (VEMP 459 Year 5 degree, SVM, HwU) D. Veterinary Immunology (VEMP 453 Year 3 degree, SVM, HwU) E. Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology (VEMP ----, Year 1 degree, ARSc, HwU) F. Meat and Milk Hygiene (Year 3 degree, School of Environment and Public Health, HwU) G. Veterinary Research Methods, (VEMP 459 Year 5 degree, SVM, HwU) H. Research Methods and Applied Statistics (BMSC 701, MSc in Microbiology, SVM, HwU) Theses Advisory 34 DVM and MSc theses have been supervised in the area of Veterinary Epidemiology Evaluation of dissertations and curricula 1. June, 2012: Served as an external examiner to DVM theses. College of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia 2. June 2010: Served as internal evaluator of MSc thesis on Veterinary Microbiology at the Department of Biology, Hawassa University, Ethiopia 3. October 2011: Served as internal evaluator of MSc thesis on Veterinary Microbiology at the Department of Biology, Hawassa University, Ethiopia MEMBERSHIP 1. Member of Ethiopian Teachers Association (Member of Executive body at Hawassa University Teachers Association) 2. Member of Ethiopian Veterinary Association 3. Member of the Sarcoptes-World Molecular Network 4. Member of Oromia Development Association OTHER CONTRIBUTION TO THE SCIENTIFIC COMMUNITY Reviewer of the Ethiopian Veterinary Journal Reviewer to other International Journals REFERENCES 1. Professor Merga Bekena Chairperson: National Electoral Board of Ethiopia, (Former Dean, Faculty of Vet. Medicine, Addis Ababa University) Cell-phone = +251-910-247985, E-mail: mergabekana@yahoo.com 2. Dr. Gobena Ameni (Assocaite Professor) Addis Ababa University, Aklilu Lemma Institute of Patho-biology Cell phone = +251-911-413073, E-mail: gobenachimdi2009@yahoo.co.uk 3. Dr. Etana Debela (Associate Professor) 7

Head, School of Veterinary Medicine, Hawassa University, P.O.BOX: 05 Cell phone: +251-916-011831, E-mail: etana_debela@yahoo.com 4. Dr. Tesfaye Abebe (Associate Professor) Vice President for Research and Techinology Transfer, Hawassa University, P.O.BOX: 05 Cell phone: +251-911-471411, E-mail: tesfayeabe@yahoo.com