Medical Physiology
Welcome to Stellenbosch University

Division of Medical Physiology

​​​​​Lecturing Staff

  • Prof Hans STRIJDOM

Associate Professor

Email: jgstr@sun.ac.za
Tel: +27 21 938 9387
Fax: +27 21 938 9476

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Qualifications: BMedSc (US, 1991); MBChB (US, 1994); PhD (US, 2006)

Research Group: Co-Director: Centre for Cardio-metabolic Research in Africa (CARMA)

Research Focus: Vascular biology, cardiovascular physiology and pathophysiology, cardiovascular risk factors, endothelial function and dysfunction.

Current Postgraduate Students
PhD: Sana Charania
Post-Doctoral Fellows: Dr Festus Kamau, Dr Frans Everson
Higher Level Research Assistant: Dr Ingrid Webster​​
  • Dr Erna MARAIS

Lecturer

Email: et4@sun.ac.za
Tel: +27 21 983 9254 (w)
Fax: +27 21938 9476

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Qualifications:
1988 B.Sc. degree (Biochemistry and Physiology), University of Stellenbosch, 
1989 B.Sc. Hons. degree (Biochemistry), University of Stellenbosch, 
1997 M.Sc.degree (Biochemistry), University of Stellenbosch
2002 Ph.D. degree (Medical Physiology and Biochemistry), University of Stellenbosch

Research Group: Cardiovascular Research Group​
Research Focus: Rooibos tea; Exchange protein directly activated by cAMP (Epac) signalling; Cardioprotection; Vasculoprotection; Cardiovascular signal transduction

Collaboration: Dr Dirk Bester from Oxidative Stress Research Centre, Institute of Biomedical and Microbial Biotechnology, Faculty of Health and Wellness Sciences, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, on In vitro Cardiovascular, anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant effects of honeybush and rooibos in male Wistar rat hearts by Ms Ziyanda Ntsunguzi which will lead to the qualification of Magister in Technology.

Current Postgraduate Students
PhD: Zibele Ndlovu, Sybrand E. Smit, Charlize White​

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  • Dr Shantal WINDVOGEL

Lecturer

Email: shantalw@sun.ac.za
Tel: +27 21 938 9613
Fax: +27 21 938 9476

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Qualifications:  BSc (Physiology, Medical Microbiology); BSc Hons (Physiology); PhD(Medical Biosciences)

Research Group: Cardiovascular Research Group
Research Focus: The modulating effects of indigenous plants (e.g. Rooibos, Honeybush and Sutherlandia) on vascular functionnd antioxidant enzyme activity in various animal models at risk of cardiovascular disease.

Research Team
MSc: Dawn Mahlangu
Post-Doctoral: Michelle Smit-van Schalkwyk

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  • Dr Derick VAN VUUREN

Lecturer

Email: dvvuuren@sun.ac.za
Tel: +27 21 938 9390
Fax: +27 21 938 9476

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Qualifications:  BSc Hons (Physiology) – Potchefstroom University; MSc, PhD (Medical Physiology) - Stellenbosch University

Research Group: Cardiovascular Research Group
Research Focus: Protein phosphorylation in the context of signalling cascades in cardioprotection against myocardial ischaemia / reperfusion injury.

Current Postgraduate Students: 
MSc: Lutendo Maumela
PhD: Charlize White
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  • Ms Bongekile SKOSANA

Junior Lecturer

Email: 17884225@sun.ac.za
Tel: +27 21 938 9531



Qualifications:   BHSc (Biomedical Science) - University of the Witwatersrand, BSc (HonsMedSci) - Stellenbosch University​​

Research Group: Stellenbosch University Reproductive Research Group (SURRG)
Research Focus: Non-communicable diseases affecting male fertility