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Nigatu Aklilu Atlaw

Graduate Research Asst

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naatlaw@ncsu.edu

Dr. Nigatu Aklilu Atlaw joined the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM), North Carolina State University (NC State) in 2017. He is a PhD candidate and Graduate Research Assistant in the Comparative Biomedical Sciences program. His research focuses on identifying antimicrobial resistance determinants in Salmonella spp., generic E. coli and extended-spectrum beta-lactamase E. coli and Enterococcus spp. from sheep and abattoir environments.

Dr. Atlaw obtained his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree from the College of Veterinary Medicine and Agriculture, Addis Ababa University in 2002. He has previously worked as Adjunct Assistant Professor of Epidemiology in Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia, and as Country Director (Ethiopia) for a UK based animal health non-profit (Society for the Protection of Animals Abroad). Dr. Atlaw gained his MSc degree in Veterinary Epidemiology from College of Veterinary Medicine and Agriculture, Addis Ababa University in 2011. He is interested in contributing to the improvement of food safety and 'One-Health".