Mr. Negga Asamene Abera is recognized as a laboratory scientist and expert in clinical and food microbiology and field epidemiology. He has broad experience and training in tropical and infectious disease as well as medical laboratory technology that he received from Addis Ababa University (2007, 2012, 2013) respectively. For over 15 years, his efforts have focused on quality referral and outbreak diagnosis service for the nation in addition to advocating for the use of advanced molecular techniques to identify known and unknown causative agents of disease through working with the Ethiopian Public Health Institute, the main public health emergency management center and referral diagnosis hub in Ethiopia. In 2003, he joined the Ethiopian Public Health Institute Department of Bacterial, Parasitic, Zoonosis and Public Health Entomology as a fresh university graduate. Mr. Negga has served on many national and international committees such as the Young Ambassador of American Society for Microbiology to Ethiopia (2013-2016) and the Young Leaders Circle (2014-2016). Currenty, Mr. Negga serves as a member of the national One Health steering committee, a member and Co-Chair of the Brucella Technical Working Group, and a member of the Rapid Response Team for Outbreak Investigation. As a current PhD student and fellow of the OSU TARTARE project, Mr. Negga is able to pursue his interest in research of foodborne pathogens and their antimicrobial resistance patterns in food value chains of Ethiopia to generate evidence capable of helping to tackle foodborne illnesses in the country.