Shabani Muller

Shabani Muller

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  • My Story
  • Publications
  • Background
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Contact Information

DegreeDoctorate of Philosophy in Natural Resource Sciences
Address243c North Hardin Hall
3310 Holdrege Street
Lincoln NE

East Campus
  • office: 402-730-9047 Ext:
  • cell: 402-730-9047
  • office: 25-575-916-8877
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Advisor(s)Elizabeth (Liz) VanWormer


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My Story

Hello, I am Shabani Muller from Tanzania, East Africa. I am currently a PhD Student at the University of Nebraska Lincoln (UNL), school of natural resources. My research interest focuses on application of one health approach to address infectious diseases of foodborne, waterborne and vector-borne origin at humans and animals interface. I like to use laboratories to confirm pathogens circulating in human, animals and in the environment.

Shabani Muller in Biosafety laboratory level 2 in at NIVEDI, Bangalore, India.

Selected Publications

Shabani K. Muller, Juma Ng'akola, Zephani Nyakiha, Godfrey Smart, Tesha Goodluck, Jasmine Chadewa, Agnes Kosia, Zahra Mkomwa, Abdallah Lusasi, Dustana Bishanga, Rita Noronha, Lusekelo Njonge, Ally Mohamed, Gaudensia Tibajiuka, Chonge Kitojo, and Erik Reaves.(2019) Joint Efforts to Improve Malaria Control in Three Refugee Camps in Kigoma, Tanzania: Successes, Challenges and Lessons Learned. Journal of Tropical Health Matters. Online
Shabani K. Muller, Justine A. Assenga, Lucas E. Matemba, Gerald Misinzo, Rudovick R. Kazwala. (2016) Human leptospirosis in Tanzania: Sequencing and Phylogenetic analysis confirm that pathogenic Leptospira species circulate among Agro-pastoralists living in Katavi-Rukwa Ecosystem.Online
Justine A. Assenga, Lucac E. Matemba, Shabani K,Muller,Joseph Malakalinga, Gineton J. Muhamphy, Rudovick Kazwala (2015) Quantitative analysis of risk factors associated with brucellosis in livestock in the Katavi-Rukwa ecosystem, Tanzania (Trop Anim Health ProdDOI 10.1007/s11250-015-0951-z) Online
Justine A. Assenga, Lucas E. Matemba,Shabani K. Muller, Ginethon G. Mhamphi, Rudovick R. Kazwala (2015)Predominant Leptospiral Serogroups Circulating among Humans, Livestock and Wildlife in Katavi-Rukwa Ecosystem,Tanzania. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 9(3): e0003607. doi:10.1371Online
Muller,Shabani, et al. (2015) Development and evaluation of recombinant Lsa25 protein based latex agglutination test (LAT) for serodiagnosis of leptospirosis. African Network for Drugs and Diagnostics Innovation (ANDI) 5th conferenceOnline



DegreeMajorInstitutionYear Awarded
Master of ScienceOne Health Molecular BiologySokoine University of Agriculture, Morogoro-Tanzania2015
Bachelor of ScienceMolecular Biology and BiotechnologyThe University of Dar Es Saalam2003





TitleAwarded byYear Awarded
Research Fellowship award for developing country scientistIndian government2014
Scholarship Award Welcome Trust (Southern Africa Center for Infectious Diseases)2012



Areas of Interest/Expertise

  • One Health trans disciplinary approach
  • Zoonotic waterborne, foodborne and vector borne diseases
  • Humans and animals ecosystems
  • Laboratory quality assurances