Dawd Gashu Adem


Full Name


Dr. Dawd Gashu Adem


 Academic Rank/Status


Assistant Professor


Working for AAU since




 Administrative positions held if any/ past and present


Education attended


BSc, Biology, Addis Ababa University, 2004

MSc, Food Science and Nutrition, Addis Ababa University, 2010

PhD, Food Science and Nutrition, Addis Ababa University, 2014


Awards & recognitions

Borlaug LEAP fellow: Oklahoma State University, USA. 2013-2014.

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)scholarship (2011-2014) 


Research interest/ not more than hundred words


Micronutrient Nutrition in relation to health and disease

Publications on reputable journals


Gashu D, Marquis GS, Bougma K, StoeckerJ. 2018 Selenium inadequacy

 hampers thyroid response of young children after iodine repletion. Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology 50,  291–295

Gashu D, Marquis GS, Bougma K, Stoecker BJ. 2018. Spatial variation

 of human selenium in Ethiopia. Biological Trace Element Research. Pp 1-7

Gashu D., Stoecker B. Selenium and Cognition: Mechanism and

Evidence. 2017. In ‘A Hand Book of Famine, Starvation and Nutrient deprivation: From Cells to Policy.’ Victor R. Preedy and Vinood B. Patel (eds.). Springer Nature. DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-40007-5_21-1

Johnson S,Demment M, Gashu D., et al.Future of African Agriculture: Perspectives from the next generation of African scientists. 2018. Food,

Gashu D., Demment M, Stoecker B. Challenges and opportunities to the African food systems. 2018. In. Future of African Agriculture: Perspectives from the next generation of African scientists.Johnson S et al. (Eds). African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development.

Gashu D., Stoecker B., Bougma K., Adish A. Desse G., Marquis G. 2016. Ethiopian children consuming predominantly unrefined plant-based diets have a low prevalence of iron deficiency anemia. Public Health Nutrition.  19, 1834-1841

Gashu D, StoeckerB, Adish A, Desse G, Bougma K, Aboud F, and Marquis G. 2016.Association of serum selenium with thyroxin in iodine deficient young children from the Amhara region of Ethiopia. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 70, 929-934.

Gashu D, StoeckeB, Adish A, Desse G, Bougma K,Aboud F,and Marquis G.. 2016 Stunting, selenium deficiency and anemia are associated with poor cognitive performance in preschool children from rural Ethiopia. Nutrition Journal. 15.1 (2016): 38

Gashu D, Desse G., Bougma K., Samuel A., Adish A., Stoecker B., Marquis G. 2015.Variation of serum selenium in children from Amhara region, Ethiopia. Will low Se affect the success of salt iodization in Ethiopia.European Journal of Nutrition & Food Safety. 5(5):881-882.

Gashu D., Bougma K., Hardling K., Samuel A, Adish A., Desse G., Marquis G. 2014. Urinary iodine and goiter in preschool children from the Amhara region, Ethiopia. The FASEB Journal. 28;804-23.

Dawd AG., Gezmu TB., and Haki GD. 2012 Essential and toxic metals in     cow’s whole milk from selected sub-cities in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. International Journal of Food Science and Nutrition. 1:12-19.


Community Services such as board membership etc.


Executive board member and secretary to Food and Nutrition Society of Ethiopia



Campus: College of Natural and Computational Sciences, AAU

Building: New Graduate Building, Arat Kilo

Floor number: 2nd

Office no: 202

Office telephone


University email ID: dawd.gashu@aau.edu.et

Alternative email ID:dawdgashu@yahoo.com