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Department of Veterinary Medicine

Cambridge Veterinary School

Studying at Cambridge


Ernest Aguinam

Ernest Aguinam

Supervisor: Dr Barbara Blacklaws


I studied Veterinary Medicine at the University of Maiduguri, Nigeria from 2006 and graduated with DVM degree in 2012. My undergraduate project focused on the prevalence and antibiotic susceptibility of Eschericia coli O157:H7 in cattle. Upon graduation, I was enrolled into a National Youth Service scheme in my home country and worked as a veterinary surgeon at the Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Akwaibom State from 2013 to 2014. Since then and for four years now, I have been in private veterinary practice. I have now been enrolled to pursue MPhil in Veterinary Science at the University of Cambridge under the supervision of Dr Barbara Blacklaws and would be investigating the determinants of murine norovirus O7 chronic infection.

Subject groups/Research projects

Infection and Immunity:

Research Interests

Infection and Immunity: host and pathogen dynamics





  • Murine norovirus
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Cronic infection