Toguebaye Bhen Sikina

Toguebaye Bhen Sikina was elected as an AAS Fellow in 2006. As a fellow, Toguebaye Bhen Sikina contributes to the development of the Academy’s strategic direction through participation in AAS activities and governance structures. . This gears the Academys vision of transforming african lives through science.

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Prof Toguebaye obtained his M.Sc. in 1981 and PhD in 1986 from the University of Montpellier  (France). He then joined the Department of Biology of the Universitty  of Cheick Anta Diop (Senegal) and rose through the ranks to become full Professor in 1991. His research interests include taxonomy, ultrastructure, biology and pathology of parasitic protozoa; the Microsporidia, Coccidia and Myxosporidia are most studied parasites. He has been Director of the Department of Animal Biology, Director of the Laboratory of parasitology and also, Coordinator of several projects such as TDR/WHO and International Foundation for Science of Sweden in the same University. His work has clarified the fusion between 2 gametes in Microsporidia (of genus Amblyosphora); presented Microsporidia as a communicable vector (from oral to transovarian route) and parazite (of both animal and human) and then shown 27 new species of this agent in parazitology. He is member of the Society of Protozoologists (US) and several other professional societies. He has 98 publications (2001).