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ISMAILA SHITTU

NIGERIA

Ismaila Shittu is a Chief Research Officer at the National Veterinary Research Institute, Vom Nigeria. He holds a Bachelor of Science from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria. Equipped with a Master and Doctor of Philosophy in virology from the University of Ibadan, Dr. Shittu has garnered over a decade and a half experience in diagnosis and research into avian viral diseases including Newcastle disease, avian infectious bronchitis, infectious bursal disease, avian influenza, etc. Among his research goals is to provide solutions to myriads of infectious diseases, afflicting human and animals through the use of innovative scientific tools. As a virologist, his research interest involves epidemiology, evolution and ecology of zoonotic emerging and re-emerging diseases at the human-animal interface. Dr. Shittu has received training from different centres of excellence in Europe and America. As a visiting Scientist to Southeast Poultry Research Laboratory in Athens, GA USA, Dr. Shittu was involved in conducting research on the project “Development of cell lines capable of supporting Newcastle Disease virus growth” which was sponsored by Global Alliance for Livestock Veterinary Medicines, UK. His research has culminated into publications of over 30 peer-reviewed articles. As a hobby, he loves to travel and meeting new people.