DEPARTMENT OF VETERINARY ANATOMY
Prof. G. C. K. MBASSA (BVM, MVM, PhD), Department of Veterinary Anatomy
P.O. Box 3016, CHUO KIKUU;MOROGORO, TANZANIA.
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Gabriel Mbassa, Ph.D., is a retired professor of veterinary anatomy and cell biology, College of Veterinary and Medical Sciences, Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA). He graduated with a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine (BVM) of University of Nairobi, Kenya, in 1977.

He holds a Master of Veterinary Medicine in Anatomy and Cell Biology jointly offered by Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University (RV AU) Copenhagen, Denmark and SUA in 1985.

He graduated with a Doctorate degree (PhD) in Veterinary Haematology and Clinical Chemistry at RVAU, Copenhagen, Denmark in 1991, dealing with blood reference values in goats. Prof. Mbassa has published extensively in areas of renal anatomy, wildlife and haematology, control of tick borne protozoal diseases, particularly cattle east coast fever.

He has published 66 papers in international and local scientific peer refereed journals, 59 scientific publications in local and international conferences and symposia proceedings. He has reviewed and/or edited 6 books, written 28 manuals in control of tick borne diseases, and more than 40 compendia, He has done more than 15 local and international consultancy assignments, supervised 9 local MSc students 10 international MSc students and 42 undergraduate students.

He has examined theses of 2 MSc international students and 2 Ph.D. of international students. Professor Mbassa has received scholarships from the Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA), German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and Fulbright (USA). He has been a member and/or Chairman of Board of Trustee of two National Institutions.

Currently leading St Augustine University (SAUT)

KEY PUBLICATIONS:

1. Mbassa, G. K., Singine, E. K., Pereka A. E., Mushi O. C., Shalua L. D., Ngowi H. A., Ndibalema S. B., Dulla P. N. and Kweka L. E. 2004. Ecological influence of erythrocyte morphology in African free ranging chicken (Gallus gallus domesticus) and the Greater flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber roseus) of Lake Manyara National Park. Tanzanian Veterinary Journal  23:102-111;

2. Mbassa, G. K., Kipanyula, M. J. Mwamakali E. D., Bulegeya F. R. and Kauto-Mboni K. 2006. Theileria parva infection in calves causes massive lymphocyte death in the thymus, spleen and lymph nodes without initial proliferation Veterinary Parasitology. 142 (Nos 3-4)260-270;

3. Mbassa, G. K., F O K Mgongo, L S B Melau, J E D Mlangwa, R S Silayo, E N Kimbita, A A Hayghaimo and E R Mbiha 2009. A financing system for the control of tick-borne diseases in pastoral herds: The Kambala (Tanzania) model. Livestock Research for Rural Development, Volume 21, Number 3, March 2009: 1-17, ISSN 0121-3784;

4. Mbassa, G. K., Mellau L. S. B., MgongoF. O. K.,Ladslaus L., Silayo R. S., Kimbita E. N., Hayghaimo A. A., Mlangwa J. E..D., Mbiha E. R. and Gwakisa P. S, 2008. Strategic tick control with acaricides causes dramatic increases in cattle growth and survival rates in Theileria parva endemic areas. Tanzanian Veterinary Journal 25(2):88-95;

5. Mbassa, G. K., Mgongo F. O. K., Luziga C., Kashoma I. P. B., Kipanyula M. J. and Mellau L. S. B. 2009. Udhibiti endelevu wa ndigana kali na magonjwa mengine ya kupe, ISBN 9987 640 26 5, PANTIL Publication No 020. Interpress Dar es Salaam, Tanzania;

6. Mbassa, G. K., Mgongo F. O. K., Luziga C., Kashoma I. P. B., Kipanyula M. J. and Mellau L. S. B. 2009. Changamoto na Ufumbuzi katika kudhibiti ndigana kali. ISBN 9987 640 32 X, PANTIL Publication No 021. Interpress Dar es Salaam Tanzania;

7. Mgongo, F. O. K., Mbassa G. K, Kashoma I. P. B. and Luziga C. 2009. Utunzaji wa josho la kuogeshea mifugo. ISBN 9987 640 34 6. PANTIL Publication No 023. Interpress, Dar es Salaam Tanzania.

Prof. Maulilio John Kipanyula (BVM, Msc in Neuroscience)
Department of Veterinary Anatomy
P.O. Box 3016, CHUO KIKUU, MOROGORO, TANZANIA.
Tel. +255 (23) 2604979; +255 (23) 2603511-14; Fax +255 (23) 2604647
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Prof. Maulilio John Kipanyula was a Lecturer in Developmental and Gross Anatomy, cytology and Histology at the College of Veterinary and Medical Sciences, Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA). Currently serving at the Ministry of Education

He graduated with a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine (BVM) at SUA, Tanzania in 2001.

He holds a Master of Science in Neuroscience from University College London, University of London, United Kingdom in 2004.

During his MSc. Studies he investigated the role of the nuclear factor of activated T cells (NFAT)/calcineurin signalling in Schwann cell myelination programme in the peripheral nervous system with particular emphasis on Krox-20 expression.

He used primary cell cultures, immunocytochemistry, Western Blotting and PCR techniques. His research interests include; neurobiology, cell and molecular biology of neurodegenerative diseases in both animals and humans.

Prof.Maulilio John Kipanyula has published scientific articles in peer reviewed international and local journals, co-authored and collaborated with other researchers from within and out of the country.

Furthermore, he has attended and made presentations at local and international conferences. He has also supervised over ten students’ research projects.

KEY PUBLICATIONS:

1.      Kipanyula M.J., Chuma I.S., Brundtland E., Bårdsen K., Ulvund M.J. (2009). Prion protein (PrP) gene polymorphism in Red Maasai and Black Head Persian sheepbreeds in Tanzania: Consistent profile regardless of locations. Small Rumin.Res. 86:52-55.

2.      Kipanyula, M. J., Chuma, I. S., Brundtland, E., Bårdsen, K. and Ulvund M.J. (2008). Genotyping of the Prion Protein (PrP) gene in Red Maasai and Black Head Persian sheep in Tanzania. Small Rumin.Res. 79: 146-151.

3.      Luziga C.,Kipanyula, M.J., Mbassa G, K., Koich. (2009). Colloid in the anterior pituitary of helmet rrguinea fowl (Numida meleagris galeata):Morphometric analysis and Pattern of occurrence in relation to apoptosis. Vet Res Commun. DOI 10.1007/s11259-009-9217-4

4.      Mbassa, G.K., Kipanyula, M.J., Mellau L.S.B., Mwamakali, E.D., Bulegeya, F.R. and Kauto-Mboni, K. (2006). Theileria parva infection in calves causes massive lymphocyte death in the thymus, spleen and lymph nodes without initial proliferation. J. Vet. Parasitol. 142(3-4):260-70.

 

PROF. WAHABU HAMISI KIMARO (BVM, MSc, PhD)
Department of Anatomy, Histology and Cell Biology
P.O. Box 3016, CHUO KIKUU, MOROGORO, TANZANIA.
Tel. +255 (23) 2604979; +255 (23) 2603511-14; Fax +255 (23) 2604647

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Dr. Wahabu Hamisi Kimaro is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Anatomy, Histology and Cell Biology of the College of Veterinary and Medical Sciences, Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA).

He graduated with a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine (BVM) of SUA, Tanzania in 2001. In 2005, he graduated his Master of Science (Cum laude) in Anatomy and Physiology, and PhD in 2012 from the University of Pretoria, South Africa.

In his masters, he worked on the morphology of Ovary in the immature Ostrich (Struthiocamellus spp) using structural and immunohistochemical techniques. His PhD focused on the effects of environmental contaminants (fungicides) on the female reproductive tract of Japanese quails.

Dr. Kimaro is activelly involved in training both graduate and postgraduate students at SUA. He is also conducting research, national and international consultancies as well as, community servises.He has published scientific articles in peer reviewed journals and proceedings.

Currently he’s serving as an assistant Editor for Tanzania Veterinary Journal (TVJ) and a member in various University committees. Through collaborations, Dr Kimaro plays an important role in problem-solving researches towards improving livestock industry in Tanzania and the public health.

Current research area:
Pathophysiological effects of chemical contaminants in the nervous and reproductive tissues using animal model

 SELECTED PUBLICATIONS:

1. Kimaro, W.H. (2016). Morphological changes in the sperm storage tubules of the japanese quail exposed to methy-2benzimidazole carbamate.  Anatomy Journal of Africa, 5:713-720

2. Kipanyula, M.J. & Kimaro, W.H. (2015). Snakes and snakebite envenoming in Northern Tanzania: a neglected tropical health problem. Journal of venomous animals and toxins including tropical diseases, 21: 1-8

3. Kimaro, W.H. (2015). Effect of carbendazim® in the infundibulum of the Japanese quail: Morphometrical and ultrastructural studies. Toxicology and Environmental Health Sciences, 7: 58-64

4. Kimaro, W.H. (2014). Evaluation of the morphological changes in the shell gland of the Japanese quail post-exposure to carbendazim®. Tanzania Veterinary Journal, 29: 80-93

5. Kipanyula, M.J., Kimaro, W.H., Yepnjio, F.N., Aldebasi, Y.H. & Farahna, M. (2014). Signaling pathways bridging fate determination of neural crest cells to glial lineages in the developing peripheral nervous system. Cellular Signalling, 26:673-682

6. Kimaro, W. and Kipanyula, M. (2013). A morphological study of the effect of carbendazim in the ovary of the japanese quail (coturnix coturnix japonica). Tanzania Veterinary Journal, 28: 73-84

7. Kimaro, W.H., Madekurozwa, M-C. & Groenewald, H.B. (2013). Histomorphometrical and ultrastructural study of the effects of carbendazim on the magnum of the Japanese quail (Coturnix coturnix japonica). Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research 80:1-17

8. Madekurozwa M. C., Kimaro W. H. (2008). Ultrastructural features of Atretic follicles in the sexually immature Ostrich (Struthio camelus). Anat. Histol Embryol. 37: 309-313

9. Madekurozwa M. C., Kimaro W. H. (2006). A morphological and Immunohistochemical Study of Healthy and Atretic Follicles in the Ovary of Sexually Immature Ostrich (Struthio camelus). Anat. Histol Embryol. 35: 253-258

10.Kimaro W. H., Madekurozwa M. C., (2006). Immunoreactivities to protein gene product 9.5, neurofilament protein and neuron specific enolase in the ovary of the Ovary of Sexually Immature Ostrich (Struthio camelus). Exp Brain Res. 173: 291-297

Claudius D. Luziga, PhD
Sokoine University of Agriculture, Department of Veterinary Anatomy
P. O. Box 3016 Morogoro Tanzania.
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Claudius D. Luziga is a Senior Lecturer at Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA), Department of Veterinary Anatomy, Tanzania.

He has extensive academic and research experience in animal health and biomedical sciences. He has a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine (1996) and a Master of Veterinary Medicine (2002) of SUA.

In his Master degree, he performed Molecular characterization of Mycobacterium bovis and M. tuberculosis isolated from cattle, human and wildlife animals. His PhD degree of Yamaguchi University, Japan was on Molecular analysis of cells structures in the pituitary gland.

In his studies he applied molecular techniques including RT-PCR, in Situ hybridization of expressed mRNA, gene cloning and sequencing and Western blot to study genes and gene products in a cell.

Other techniques include immunohistochemistry using normal light and confocal microscope, transmission electron microscope and immunoelectron microscopy.

He collaborates with other SUA researchers in a number of projects including Strategic control of East Coast Fever funded by PANTIL-SUA; Control of Tuberculosis in livestock and wildlife; Analytical Investigations on Hides, Skins, Leather and Leather Goods for Developing Tanneries and Leather Goods Factories for Youth Empowerment funded by COSTECH;

Investigation on the expression of Cytotoxic T-Lymphocyte antigen 2a (CTLA2a) mRNA and the protein in mouse brain cells in collaboration with Prof. Yamamoto of Yamaguchi University, Japan.

Anatomical studies on Elephant shree locomotion in collaboration with Prof. Naomi Wada of Yamaguchi University.

He has supervised over 15 research projects of undergraduate students. He has served in a taskforce to prepare undergraduate and postgraduate (MSc and PhD) curricula for veterinary and molecular biology and biotechnology programmes of SUA.

He has over 20 papers published in peer reviewed journals.
 
KEY PUBLICATIONS
1.Luziga C, Nga BT, Mbassa G, Yoshimi Y. (2016). Cathepsin L coexists with Cytotoxic T-lymphocyte Antigen-2 alpha in distinct regions of the mouse brain. Acta Histochemica (DOI: 10.1016/J.acthis.2016.08.003)

2.Luziga C, Nga BT, Kashoma I, Katakweba A, Yoshimi Y. (2016). Localization profile of cathepsin L in the brain of African giant rat (Cricestomys gambianus). Anatomy Journal of Africa 5: 618 – 630.

3.C. Luziga, T. N. Bui, I.P. Kashoma,  E. Aligawesa, Y, Yamamoto (2015). Cytotoxic T-Lymphocyte Antigen-2 alpha protein participates in axial skeletogenesis during mouse embryo development, Tanzania Veterinary Journal 30(1):64-71

4.Bui Thi To Nga, Claudius Luziga, Misa Yamamoto, Ken Takeshi Kusakabe & Yoshimi Yamamoto (2015): Identification and characterization of the interactive proteins with cytotoxic T-lymphocyte antigen-2a, Bioscience,Biotechnology, and Biochemistry, 79 (40): 587-597.

5.EJ Rukambile, GK Mbassa, C.D Luziga, LR Mwaijibe, HB Magwisha, KA Mamiro, ZE Makondo (2014). Molecular epidemiology of Theileria parva in Eastern Zone of Tanzania. Tanzania Veterinary Journal ; 29(2): 27-34

6.G Mbassa, C Luziga, N Kilongozi, E Muyinga (2014). Dynamics and driving forces of hides, skins, leather and leather goods production and trade in Tanzania. Tanzania Veterinary Journal ; 29(2): 1-17

7.A.A.S. Katakweba, M.J. Kipanyula, L. Durnez, G.F. Mgode, G. Mhamphi,  C. Luziga and R.S. Machang’u (2013). Rodents and Shrews as Vectors of Zoonotic Spirochetes and Trypanosomes in Tanzania. Tanzania Veterinary Journal 28 (1) 2013

8.I P B Kashoma, C Luziga, C W Werema, G A Shirima and D Ndossi (2011).  Predicting body weight of Tanzania shorthorn zebu cattle using heart girth measurements. Livestock Research for Rural Development 23 (4) 2011

9.Kashoma, I.P.B., Luziga, C. and Mgongo, F.O.K. (2010). Bull selection and use for improved performance in pastoral herds of Tanzania. Livestock Research for Rural development 22 (1) 2010.

10.I.P.B Kashoma, C. Luziga and F.O.K. Mgongo (2009). Prevalence of Spermatozoa Morphologic defects from zebu bulls under free range mating system. Tanzania Veterinary Journal, 26: 13-23.

11.Luziga C., Kipanyula, M.J., Mbassa, G., Koichi, M.,(2009). Colloid in the anterior pituitary of helmet guinea fowl (Numida meleagris galeata): Morphometric analysis and Pattern of occurrence in relation to apoptosis. Vet. Comm. Research, 33: 681-691.

12.Luziga C, Nakamura O, Deshapriya RMC, Usui M, Miyaji M, Wakimoto M, Wada N, Mbassa G, Yamamoto Y (2008). Dendritic and axonal localization of Cytotoxic T-Lymphocyte Antigen-2 alpha protein in mouse brain. Brain Research, 1204;40-52.

13.Luziga C, Nakamura O, Deshapriya RMC, Usui M, Miyaji M, Wakimoto M, Wada N, Yamamoto Y (2007). Expression mapping of Cytotoxic T-Lymphocyte Antigen-2 alpha gene transcripts in mouse brain. Histochem Cell Biol 2007 Mar 15; Histochem. Cell Biol. 127: 569-579.

14.Luziga C, Usui M, Yoichiro H, Kazwala R,  Yamamoto Y, Mamba K (2007). Gene expression and Immunohistochemical localization of Megalin in the anterior pituitary gland of helmeted guinea fowl (Numida meleagris). J Mol Histol 38(1):65-77.

15.Usui M, Aoshima H, Yamamoto Y, Luziga C, Mamba K (2006). Characterization and Distribution of an Arginine Vasotocin Receptor in Mouse. J Vet Med Sci 68(7): 655-661.

16.Luziga C, Yamamoto Y, Horii Y, Mbassa G, Mamba K (2006). Phagocytotic removal of apoptotic endocrine cells by folliculostellate cells and its functional implications in clusterin accumulation in pituitary colloids in helmeted guinea fowl (Numida meleagris). Acta Histochem, 108 (1): 69-80.

17.Luziga C, Yamamoto Y, Horii Y, Kazwala R, Mamba K (2005). Molecular cloning, expression profile and functional implications of clusterin in the pituitary gland of helmeted guinea fowl (Numida meleagris), Cell Biol Int,  29(8): 675-686.

18.Luziga C, Mosha R.D (1997). Cyanogenic plants observed in Sokoine University of Agriculture farm, Morogoro Eastern Tanzania. Tanzania Veterinary Journal, 17 (4): 137-141.

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Julius John (BVM, MPVM, PhD)
Department of Anatomy
P. O. Box 3016
Chuo Kikuu, MOROGORO, TANZANIA
Tel. +255 23 2604979, 2603511-14 ext. 4560; Fax +255 260 234647

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Julius John is a Lecturer in the Department of Anatomy at the College of Veterinary and Medical Sciences (CVMS) , Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA).

He graduated with a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine from the Sokoine University of Agriculture in 2005.

He holds a Masters degree in Preventive Veterinary Medicine from SUA in 2008.

He graduated with a PhD from SUA in 2016.

In his doctorate studies, he researched on the "Genotypic Diversity and Antimicrobial Resistance in Salmonella isolates from Food Animals and Animal Products".

His research interest is on the molecular epidemiology of infectious foodborne pathogens.

He now teaches anatomy to Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine (BVM) students, BSc. Animal Science, BSc. Range Management, BSc. with Education (Agriculture Science and Biology), BSc. with Education (Chemistry and Biology), BSc. with Education (Geography and Biology) students.

As of recent, he has published six (6) papers in peer reviewed international and local journals.

 Key publications: 

  1. Kashoma, I. P., Kassem, I. I., John, J., Kessy, B. M., Gebreyes, W., Kazwala, R. R. and Rajashekara, G. (2016). Prevalence and antimicrobial resistance of Campylobacter isolated from dressed beef carcasses and raw milk in Tanzania. Microbial Drug Resistance. 22(1): 40-52.
  2. Artuso-Ponte, V., Moeller, S., Rajala-Schultz, P., Medardus, J. J., Munyalo, J., Lim, K., and Gebreyes, W. A. (2015). Supplementation with Quaternary Benzo (c) phenanthridine Alkaloids Decreased Salivary Cortisol and Salmonella Shedding in Pigs After Transportation to the Slaughterhouse. Foodborne Pathogens and Disease. 12(11): 891-897.
  3. Farias, L. F. P., Oliveira, C. J. B., Medardus, J. J., Molla, B. Z., Wolfe, B. A. and Gebreyes, W. A. (2015). Phenotypic and Genotypic Characterization of Salmonella enterica in Captive Wildlife and Exotic Animal Species in Ohio, USA. Zoonoses and Public Health. 62(6): 438-444.
  4. Medardus, J. J., Molla, B. Z., Nicol, M., Morrow, W. M., Rajala-Schultz, P. J., Kazwala, R. and Gebreyes, W.A. (2014). In-feed use of heavy metal micronutrients in US swine production systems and its role in persistence of multidrug-resistant Salmonellae. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 80(7): 2317-2325.
  5. Mwangengwa, L. M., John,  J., Elfuraha, B., Werema, C. J., Mushi, J., Mohamed, A. H., Ngarashi, D. and Mpanduji, D. G. (2014). Profile of plasma lipids and degree of derangements among the elderly of Morogoro region, Tanzania. Tanzania Journal of Health Research. 16(4):
  6. Roug, A., Clifford, D., Mazet, J., Kazwala, R., John, J., Coppolillo, P., Smith, W. (2014). Spatial predictors of bovine tuberculosis infection and Brucella spp. exposure in pastoralist and agro-pastoralist livestock herds in the Ruaha ecosystem of Tanzania. Tropical Animal Health and Production. 46: 837-843.