Medical Physiology
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Division of Medical Physiology

Staff - ​Researchers

  • Prof Amanda LOCHNER

Professor Emeritus

Email: alo@sun.ac.za
Tel: +27 21 9389391
Fax: +27 21 9389476

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Qualifications: PhD, DSc
Research Group: Cardiovascular Research Group
Research Focus: Cardioprotection

Current Postgraduate Students
MSc: Sibonginkosi Mzezewa, Kopano Dube
PhD: James Fan
Post-Doctoral Fellow: Karthik Dhanabalan

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  • Prof Barbara HUISAMEN

Associate Professor
MRC Chief Specialist Scientist

Email: bh3@sun.ac.za
Tel: +27 21 938 9688
Fax: +27 21 938 9476

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» Curriculum Vitae

» Publications


Qualifications: 
PhD
Research Group: Cardiovascular Research Group
Research Focus: 
1. The involvement of the ataxia-telangiectasie (ATM) protein in the development of a diabetic cardiomyopathy 
2. The role of mitophagy during ischaemia and reperfusion of the heart in obesity related insulin resistance and the potential of melatonin to influence these processes. 
3. Fractionation of extracts of Cyclopia species and their potential anti-obesity properties (in collaboration with Dr C Pheiffer at the MRC) 
4. The possible use of substances isolated from Aspalatus linearis as anti-diabetic and cardioprotective substances (in collaboration with Dr R Johnson at the MRC)

Current Postgraduate Students
Honours: Lois Williams
MSc: Sibonginkosi Mzezewa; Marlouw Kroukamp
PhD: Yolandi Espach;  Marguerite Blignaut;  Dr James Fan; Phiwayinkosi Dludla; Babalwa Jack; Mignon van Vuuren;     Sybrand E Smit
Post-Doctoral Fellow: Karthik Dhanabalan