Prof. G. C. K. MBASSA (BVM, MVM, PhD), Department of Veterinary Anatomy
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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)


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.