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Dr. Shepelo Getrude Peter is currently a tutorial fellow at the Department of Clinical Studies. She holds a Bachelor in Veterinary Medicine (BVM), a Masters degree in Veterinary Medicine (Mvetmed) and a PhD in Veterinary Clinical Studies. She received the university of Nairobi scholarship to pursue her masters degree where she investigated on the prevalence and risk factors associated with Eimeria, Cryptosporidia, Strongyloides and Giardia infections in calves in smallholder dairy farms in Nyeri County. Her PhD research work was on epidemiology and molecular characterization of Anaplasma and Ehrlichia pathogens in cattle from smallholder dairy farms in peri-urban Nairobi, Kenya. She is also a fellow at the Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA) from where she received funding and mentorship for her PhD research work in additional to DAAD scholarship that she had received. She has authored and co-authored publications in peer reviewed journals. Her research interests are on molecular diagnosis and epidemiology of tick-borne and zoonotic diseases in livestock

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