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Director General

Abebe Genetu(PhD)

Abebe Genetu Bayih (PhD)  is the Director General of Armauer Hansen Research Institute (AHRI) appointed in September 2018.

He received his PhD at the University of Calgary, Canada in Molecular Microbiology. His thesis research was on leishmaniasis vaccine study. In addition, he did a two year Post-doctoral research at the University of
Calgary on new antimalarial drug discovery. Before joining AHRI, he worked as Assistant Professor at the University of Gondar, Ethiopia. He has conducted several studies on leishmaniasis and malaria and published more than 25 papers
on peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Abebe Genetu Bayih is a member of the General Assembly of EDCTP representing Ethiopia.
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Deputy Director General

Alemseged Abdissa (PhD)

Alemseged Abdissa (PhD) is deputy director of Armauer Hansen Research Institute appointed in September 2018.

He led Department of Microbiology as Associate professor and directed Jimma University Clinical and Nutrition Research Center and worked for a total of 13 years at Jimma University with various capacities.He is microbiologist and has served both as a laboratory scientist, and a university teacher. He has conducted research on various areas including HIV, TB and antimicrobial resistance. He has been the principal investigator or active collaborator on 15 studies including four clinical trials. Alemseged has authored or co-authored over 36 scientific articles and supervised 20 masters and PhD students on their thesis work.
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Deputy Director General for Admin and Development

Yamrot Andualem

Yamerot Andualem, BA, MA, GMPH fellow, is deputy director general of Armauer Hansen Research Institute (AHRI) appointed in November 2018. 

 She was a former Director of Women; Children and Youth affairs (Gender) Directorate in the Ministry of Health worked a total of 11 Years. In addition, in the Ministry of Education, she served as a teacher and school principal-ship position as a school Director worked a total of 8 years. 
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     Scietntific Advisory Board

Scientific Advisory Board

The Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) consisting of internationally recognized scientists, advises on and evaluates the research at AHRI. The Board meets every year to discuss the quality, significance and the main focus of research conducted at the institute.