Bachelor of Science, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia, 1981. Master of Science, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia, 1990.
Secondary school biology teacher, Gofa, Ethiopia, 1981-1985. Director Public Health Laboratory, Regional Health Department, Jimma, Ethiopia, 1985-1986. Lecturer microbiology Jimma Institute Health Sciences, Ethiopia, since 1991, chairman department microbiology Ethiopia, since 1995.
Assistant professor Jimma University.
Member Biological Society Addis Ababa, Teacher Association Jimma.
Married Zenash Kebede. Children: Bemnet Zeleke, Beza Zeleke.