Dr. Zablon Bugwesa

Bugwesa Katale is a post doc fellow with SACIDS- Africa Centre of Excellence for Infectious Diseases of Humans and Animals in Eastern and Southern Africa (SACIDS-ACE) through World Bank funding. He works on Genomics of Antimicrobial Resistance, registered at Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS) and closely linked to SUA and Catholic
University of Health and Allied Sciences in Tanzania and LSHTM in the United Kingdom. He also works with the Tanzania Wildlife Research Institute (TAWIRI) as a Principal Research Scientist.

Further, he is a principal investigator on clinical research to investigate the application of whole
genome sequencing in multidrug resistance (MDR) tuberculosis in Tanzania under funding from The
European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP). He has participated in
studies on genetic and epidemiological drivers of tuberculosis at human, animal interface in the
Serengeti ecosystem, matching analysis between MDR genes and clinical outcomes in multidrug
resistance TB patients, brucellosis and bovine tuberculosis. Bugwesa holds a PhD in TB epidemiology from MUHAS and participated in an earlier phase of Wellcome Trust (WT) supported Postdoctoral research on Mycobacterial infections, especially the genomic epidemiology of MDR Mycobacterial infection in Tanzania. He studied MSc in Medical Parasitology and Bachelor ofVeterinary Medicine at the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical College and Sokoine University of Agriculture respectively. His research interests include epidemiology of infectious diseases particularly zoonotic diseases of public health importance.



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