Immunology Research Group
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​​Head of SU-IRG​

Prof Gerhard Walzl

​​Tel: +27 21 938 9401


Prof Gerhard Walzl​​ is a clinician scientist trained in the fields of internal medicine, pulmonology and intensive care medicine. His research focuses on the immunology of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M.tb) infection and in particular host biomarkers, including diagnostic markers, markers of TB treatment response and markers of protective immunity against M.tb​.​​  In addition, he has set up a ‘site of TB disease’ research program at Tygerberg Academic Hospital that includes research bronchoscopies, thoracocentesis and pleural biopsies to investigate immune responses in the lung and pleura. His​ research spans the divide between clinical and basic sciences in a high TB prevalence area.​​