Dr. Katendi Changula

  • 2014 – Doctor of Philosophy, Diagnostic Veterinary Medicine, University of Zambia, Zambia
  • 2006 – Master of Science, Tropical Animal Health – Diagnosis and Control, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
  • 2004 – Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Zambia,

I also hold post graduate certificates for the following:

  • Ebola in Context, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, 2015.
  • Laboratory biosafety and diagnostic tests for Ebolavirus infection, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Japan, 2014
  • Molecular Virology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, 2012.
  • Molecular Biology and Recombinant DNA Techniques, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, 2012.
  • Geographical Information Systems for Veterinary and Human Health, University of Pretoria, 2010

Work

I am employed as a lecturer and researcher at the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Zambia. I teachVeterinary Pathology to Veterinary Medicine undergraduates and Pathology to Biomedical Science undergraduate students. Recently I have also added Molecular Biology for undergraduate Biomedical Science students; and Zoonotic Diseases and Infections,and Emerging Infectious Diseases for MSc students.

Research

My research interests are emerging viral diseases and in-vitro diagnostics.

Current research projects:

  • Detection and characterization of bat coronaviruses in Zambia, 2016
  • Pathology of Infectious Bursal disease and associated secondary infections in poultry, 2015 to date
  • Surveillance on Viral Zoonoses in Africa, 2013 to date
  • Development of Serological and Field Laboratory Genetic Tools for the Diagnosis and Surveillance of Filovirus Infections, September 2010 to date
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