Tamrat Abebe

Tamrat Abebe Is an Assistant Professor and a chair of the Department of Microbiology, Immunology & Parasitology at the school of Medicine, College of Health Sciences, Addis Ababa University. He studied in Ethiopia and Europe where he had his BSc in biology and MSc in Medical Microbiology at Addis Ababa University, and his PhD in Immunology at University of Lausanne, Switzerland. Dr. Abebe has worked and published extensively in international peer reviewed journals on infectious diseases since 2006. He has expertise in identification of factors related to the host and parasite genetics that determine the outcome and clinical presentation of infectious diseases (HIV, tuberculosis, and leishmaniasis). Dr. Abebe’s current research interests are broad which include: molecular epidemiology of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, population genetics of Leishmania donovani, Immunopathology of experimental and human leishmaniasis with and without HIV co-infection.  He is also interested in understanding the dynamics of antigen-specific T cell responses in breast and cervical cancer; understanding the mechanisms of protection and pathogenesis responsible for cancer. He currently leads a research project in “Human papilloma virus prevalence and genotype distribution in women with cervical cancer from the north and central part of Ethiopia”. Dr. Abebe is a member of more than 5 national and international societies on microbiology and immunology.

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