Biography: Prof Sanet Kotzé

Prof Sanet Kotzé is a qualified registered veterinarian and obtained her PhD (Anatomy) at theUniversity of Pretoria in 1990. She taught Veterinary anatomy at the University of Pretoria and at Cornell University, New York. At the Koret School of Veterinary Science, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, she taught and helped to establishment and develops the veterinary anatomy course over a period of four years. Subsequently Prof Kotzé made the transition to human anatomy and has taught at the Medical faculties of the University of Pretoria, University of Cape Town and the University of the Western Cape before joining Stellenbosch University in 2007. She has been involved with the teaching of human anatomy and histology for over 20 years. Due to her background in both human and animal anatomy, Prof Kotzé has a keen interest in comparative anatomy, particularly of the gastrointestinal system and internal vertebral venous plexus of various animal species on which she has published numerous papers in peer reviewed journals. Prof Kotzé is also interested in finding innovative and affordable methods of teaching a variety of aspects of anatomy and histology and has published and implemented various improvements to the course at Stellenbosch University for which she won awards from the Anatomical Society of Southern Africa (ASSA) and at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences Academic Year Day.

Prof Kotzé is a Lifelong member of ASSA, a council member of ASSA since 2009 and Honorary treasurer (2012-2014) as well as Vice President of ASSA (2014). She is also the Chairperson of the Research Ethics Committee: Animal Care and Use of Stellenbosch University.

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