Medical Physiology
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Division Medical Physiology


​Research projects & SURGG Members


Prof Stefan S du Plessis (Group Leader)

Prof Gerhard van der Horst (Extraordinary Professor)

Ms Bon​gekile Sosana



  1. Dr Peter Ibukun Oyeyipo
    Research Project - Investigating the reproductive effects of antiretroviral therapy in lean and diet-induced obese male rats


  1. Bashir Ayad
    Research Project - Computer-Aided Sperm Analysis (CASA) parameters and their correlations with sperm functional tests in fertile normozoospermic men with different abstinence durations
  2. Claudine Manirafasha
    Research Project - The effect of a Green Rooibos Extract on the reproductive function of obesity-induced insulin resistant or hypertensive male Wistar rats
  3. Bongekile Skosana
    Research Project - Proteomics and molecular investigation of the effects of obesity on male infertility


  1. Dennis S. Arokoyo


  1. ​Terri-Ann de Jager ​
    Rese​arch Project - Effect of anxiety on male reproductive parameters
  2. Dale Goss
    Rese​arch Project – Seminal plasma proteomics of semen samples collected after short abstinence
  3. Temidayo Omolaoye
    Rese​arch Project – Impact of hyperglycaemia on male reproductive function
  4. Esmari van der Merwe
    Research Project - Chronic Stress and semen parameters


  1. ​Kirsty Abrahams
  2. Kim Hill
  3. Anja Mackey
  4. Pallo Madisha

Publications and presentations

More than 74 published papers

More than 27 book chapters

More than 54 presentations at international conferences

More than 107 presentations at national conferences​