Animal TB
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Animal TB

Animal TB Group 2020.pngAnimal TB group 2022

Back from left: Dr Tanya Kerr, Pamela Ncube​, Dr Léanie Kleynhans​, Dr Abisola Okunola, Dr Wynand Goosen; Candice de Waal, Pamela Ncube; front: Prof. Michele Miller, Rachiel Gumbo, Charlene Clarke, ​Rebecca Dwyer

missing: Debbie Cooke,​ Maureen Kamau​​, Guy Hausler​​)

​The Animal TB research program take​s a multi-pronged approach to improve knowledge of the epidemiology, pathogenesis and immunology of bovine tuberculosis (BTB). This includes investigating the role of host genetics and immunology in susceptibility to BTB; the genetic diversity of mycobacterial pathogens and their impact on wildlife and livestock; and the development of diagnostic assays for numerous host species.  The work incorporates a continuum of basic to applied research both in the laboratory and field.