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Garba Bashiru

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Dr Garba is a senior researcher, lecturer (Assistant Professor) at the Department of Veterinary Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, Nigeria. He is an author of over 40 peer-reviewed articles published in various local and international journals of repute. His current research looks at the molecular characterization and typing of Salmonella spp circulating in Malaysia using whole-genome sequencing approach; antimicrobial resistance among some zoonotic pathogens including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, extended spectrum Beta-lactamase producing Escherichia coli, among others. Pursuing his research agenda has made him work as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Institute of Bioscience, Universiti Putra Malaysia (Seri Kembangan, Malaysia) and presently serving as a Sabbatical lecturer at SIMAD University, Mogadishu, Somalia. He did his PhD on the development of a polyvalent DNA vaccine against pathogenic Leptospira infection using recombinant DNA technology, at the Universiti Putra Malaysia. Before embarking on his PhD programme, he studied at the Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto, where he obtained his Master of Veterinary Public Health degree. He is a trained Veterinary Doctor with four years of experience in the field and public practice, having worked as a veterinary officer at the Veterinary Service Division, Ministry of Animal Health and Fisheries Development, Sokoto State Government, Nigeria. In an effort to attain excellence in research, he has undergone several professional pieces of training and workshops on both qualitative and quantitative research methodologies, whole-genome sequencing technology, microbiological food assessment workshop, and presently undergoing an online certification program on Project Management in Global Health by the University of Washington (WA, USA).