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Prof. Ashebir Gogile Zengele, Virology, Best Researcher Award

Professor at Wolaita Sodo University, Ethiopia

Prof. Ashebir Gogile Zengele is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology at WSU, Wolaita Sodo, Ethiopia. He has over 10 years of experience as a university instructor and possesses good communication, managerial, teamwork, and collaboration skills. He served as the Associate Dean of the College of Natural and Computational Sciences (CNCS) at WSU from December 2017 to September 2018 and as the Coordinator of the Internal Quality Assurance and Enhancement Office at CNCS from June 2016 to December 2017. Prior to that, he worked as a Graduate Assistant, Lecturer, and Researcher at Mizan-Tepi University in the Department of Biology from August 2008 to 2015. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Biotechnology at Addis Ababa Science and Technology University, expected to graduate in December 2023. Prof. Zengele holds an M.Sc. degree in Biology (Genetics) from Haramaya University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Addis Ababa University.



Ph.D. in Biotechnology

  • Institution: Addis Ababa Science and Technology University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Expected Graduation: December 2023

M.Sc. in Biology (Genetics)

  • Institution: Haramaya University, Dire Dawa, Ethiopia
  • Duration: September 2011 – July 2013

Bachelor of Science in Biology

  • Institution: Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Duration: September 2004 – August 2006

Professional Experience:

Assistant Professor: Since November 2015, Prof. Zengele has served as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology at WSU, Wolaita Sodo, Ethiopia. In this capacity, he has been involved in developing multidisciplinary approaches to education, ensuring high-quality teaching, and enhancing research and student experiences.

Associate Dean: From December 2017 to September 2018, he held the position of Associate Dean at the College of Natural and Computational Sciences (CNCS) at WSU, Ethiopia. This role involved leadership responsibilities in academic management and strategic decision-making.

Internal Quality Assurance Coordinator: In June 2016 to December 2017, Prof. Zengele served as the Coordinator of the Internal Quality Assurance and Enhancement Office at CNCS, WSU. Here, he played a key role in implementing quality assurance measures and enhancing the overall academic quality within the college.

Graduate Assistant and Researcher: From August 2008 to 2015, Prof. Zengele worked as a Graduate Assistant I, later transitioning to a Lecturer and Researcher role at Mizan-Tepi University in the Department of Biology. During this time, he provided support to students with various learning difficulties and conducted research in his field.

Research Interest:

Prof. Ashebir Gogile Zengele’s research interests span various areas in biology and related fields. His primary focus is on genetics and molecular biology, delving into genetic variations, molecular mechanisms in biological processes, and the role of genetics in disease susceptibility. Additionally, he is involved in biotechnology and bioinformatics research, exploring applications like gene editing, genetic engineering, and bioinformatics analysis for addressing biological challenges. Another area of interest is ecology and environmental science, where Prof. Zengele investigates ecological interactions, biodiversity conservation, and the impact of environmental factors on living organisms. In biomedical research, he studies disease pathophysiology, biomarkers for diagnostics, and therapeutic interventions. Conservation biology is also a key interest, focusing on endangered species preservation and sustainable resource management. Evolutionary biology is another aspect of Prof. Zengele’s research, encompassing population genetics, speciation, and adaptation mechanisms. Furthermore, he is engaged in biological education research, developing innovative teaching methods and curriculum enhancements for biology education. Through these diverse research interests, Prof. Zengele contributes significantly to scientific knowledge, environmental sustainability, and educational excellence in biology.

Publication Top Noted:

TITLE: The Status of Secondary School Science Laboratory Activities for Quality Education in Case of Wolaita Zone, Southern Ethiopia.

  • Authors: A Gogile, B Alemayehu
  • Journal: Journal of Education and Practice
  • Volume: 7
  • Issue: 31
  • Pages: 1-11
  • Cited by: 49
  • Year: 2016

TITLE: The Response of Some Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp.) Genotypes for Salt Stress during Germination and Seedling Stage

  • Author: A Gogile
  • Journal: Journal of Stress Physiology & Biochemistry
  • Volume: 9
  • Issue: 4
  • Pages: 73-84
  • Cited by: 26
  • Year: 2013

TITLE: Screening selected genotypes of cowpea [Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp.] for salt tolerance during seedling growth stage.

  • Authors: A Gogile, M Andargie, M Muthuswamy
  • Journal: Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences: PJBS
  • Volume: 16
  • Issue: 14
  • Pages: 671-679
  • Cited by: 22
  • Year: 2013

TITLE: Genetic erosion of enset (Ensete ventricosum Welw. Cheesman) in Wolaita Zone, Southern Ethiopia: a review

  • Author: A Gogile
  • Journal: Advances in Life Science and Technology
  • Volume: 61
  • Pages: 7-14
  • Cited by: 4
  • Year: 2017

TITLE: Identification of yam mosaic virus as the main cause of yam mosaic diseases in Ethiopia

  • Authors: A Gogile, M Kebede, D Kidanemariam, A Abraham
  • Journal: HELIYON
  • Year: 2024
Ashebir Gogile Zengele | Virology | Best Researcher Award

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