Vazha Chitiashvili currently is a specialist at Georgian National Center for Disease Control and Public Health, Department of Biosafety & Extremely Dangerous Pathogens. He graduated from Zootechnical-Veterinary Institute of Georgia Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in 1980 with the qualification of Veterinary of General Profile. In 1981-1996 he worked as zoologist and Head of the vivarium at the Anti-Plague Station of Georgia and 1994-2006 was a Head of the vivarium at the NCDC. He passed trainings in biosafety and biological defence. In 2015 V. Chitiashvili completed a training course “Laboratory animal science: an internatonal perspective” organized by Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, the US Center for Disease Control, and the Georgian National Center for Disease Control.