Ramata Sissoko Cisse

Dr. Ramata Sissoko Cisse

Assistant Professor of Biology for Anatomy and Physiology

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Biography

Dr. Ramata Cisse holds a DVM from Kazakh State Agrarian University, Almaty in Kazakhstan, a Master’s degree in neurobiology from Georgia State University in Atlanta, and a Ph.D. in poultry science from the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia.

Her graduate research was on the effect of nutrition on the reproductive performance of broiler breeders and the utilization of alternative feed ingredients in poultry diets. She was a postdoctoral fellow at the United States Department of Agriculture at the Southeast Poultry Research Laboratory where she conducted research in the encapsulation of Newcastle Disease virus to improve vaccination success rates in rural areas.

Cisse’s research interests include sustainable agriculture, use of alternative feed ingredients in poultry diets and their effects on the flavor and tenderness of poultry meat, and the effect of nutrition on the physiological functions of animals.

Cisse believes that teaching should be exciting and fun because it allows sharing life-improving knowledge and experiences through personal contact. Her teaching style is ingrained in her enthusiastic nature to deliver with passion and clarity, thus motivating students to look forward to the next class with more questions than answers. She enjoys mentoring and advising students to facilitate their access to factual information. Therefore, her teaching philosophy consists of motivating students to love learning biology and use it to solve contemporary issues.

She enjoys being involved in community activities both in the U.S. and abroad and assists international students in search of admittance into U.S. academic institutions. She loves watching and playing soccer and uses sports as an active learning tool in her classrooms.

Education

  • Doctorate – veterinary medicine, reproductive physiology – Kazakh State Agrarian University, Almaty, Kazakhstan
  • Doctorate – poultry science – University of Georgia
  • Master’s – biology – Georgia State University
  • Post doctoral studies – vaccine encapsulation – USDA Southeast Poultry Research Laboratory