Daniel Asrat is an Associate Professor of Medical Microbiology at the department of Microbiology, Immunology & Parasitology (DMIP), at Addis Ababa University (AAU). Daniel obtained his MD, M. Sc, PhD (in Medical Microbiology), and a Diploma in Learning-Teaching in Higher Education at AAU.
Since 1997 he has been a lecturer, researcher and consultant medical specialist (Medical Microbiologist); from 2012-2015 he was Adjunct Professor at Ohio State University, USA; and he is actively involved in mentoring of M. Sc and PhD students enrolled in Medical Microbiology.
Daniel has published 80 peer-reviewed research articles in national and international journals in the area of different disciplines of Medical Microbiology with special emphasis on enteric pathogens and antimicrobial resistance. He is the recipient of a Gold Medal award ‘Eminent Scientist of the year 2007 in Medical Microbiology from Africa’ by the World Scientists Forum and International Research Promotion Council; a Certificate of Recognition for dedicated 18 years of academic service; a ‘Teacher of the Year’ from the DMIP in the year 2011 and 2012, School of Medicine, College of Health Sciences, AAU; and for Outstanding Service for American Society of Microbiology (ASM) Ambassador to Ethiopia.
Daniel is a member of number of different professional associations: Ethiopian Medical Association, Life member Ethiopian Public Health Laboratory Association, Life member Ethiopian Public Health Association and American Society of Microbiology-Global Outreach Program.