Dr. Babasola O. Olugasa

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Dr. Babasola O. Olugasa, DVM (1995), M.Sc. Epizootiology (1999), PhD (2006). Dr. Olugasa is the Principal Investigator and Director of the Centre for Control and Prevention of Zoonoses, University of Ibadan. He is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Veterinary Public Health and Preventive Medicine with focus on Epizootiology of Viral Zoonoses. He served as Associate Professor of Animal Health at Cuttington University, Liberia during the 2011-2012 academic session. He concurrently served as Veterinary Epidemiology Consultant to the National Ministry of Agriculture in Liberia for control of neglected animal diseases on an African Union Project for Vaccination against Neglected Animal Diseases (VACNADA). In 2010 he served as Field Epidemiologist to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization in Liberia (TCP/3202/LIR) on Control of Avian Influenza. He was the Editorial Manager for Journal of Epizootiology and Animal Health in West Africa from 2008 – 2010. He began his academic career in 1999 at the Department of Veterinary Public Health and Preventive Medicine, University of Ibadan as Lecturer Grade II. He earlier worked as Veterinary Clinician at the Airport Residential Area Veterinary Clinic, Accra, Ghana (1997 – 1998). He is co-author of a Book on Introductory Epizootiology and has more than 40 scientific publications in both peer-reviewed journals and refereed international conference proceedings. His publications covered studies on geographic information systems (GIS) and its role in biological risk management, rabies antibody levels in man and animals, isolation and characterization of influenza viruses in pigs and man, confirmatory diagnosis, pattern of spread and evaluation of mortality losses associated with African swine fever in south-west Nigeria (1997 - 2005). Since 2003 he has maintained a strong collaboration with Dr. James A. Roth, Director of the Centre for Food Security and Public Health (CFSPH) at Iowa State University, Ames, the United States of America, who is also the Director of the Institute for International Cooperation in Animal Biologics (IICAB), Ames, Iowa. That collaboration has fostered the emergence and development of the Centre for Control and Prevention of Zoonoses at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria.




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