Jasmine Andrews (Class Representative)
Supervisor(s): Dr S Windvogel and Dr M Blignaut
Project Title: Investigating the E1CHA Rooibos (Aspalathus Linearis) extract as a potential modulator of liver antioxidant defences in the diet-induced obese Wistar rat.
Supervisor(s): Dr T Willmer, Prof C Pheiffer and Prof F Essop
Project Title: Investigating DNA methylation signatures of SLC6A4 in South African women with obesity, using a targeted pyrosequencing approach.
Supervisor(s): Dr B Skosana, Dr L Qulu and Miss L Ferguson
Project Title: The induction of stress via social isolation in a rat model: an investigation into the effects on male reproductive parameters.
Supervisor(s): Dr G Maarman
Project Title: A novel study, investigating the effects of Rooibos Aspalathus linearis in a cardiomyoblast model of angiotensin-II induced hypertrophy and apoptosis.
Supervisor(s): Prof F Essop
Project Title: Exploring links between chronic stress and autophagy in the liver and heart.
Supervisor(s): Dr M Blignaut and Prof B Huisamen
Project Title: Evaluation of the mTOR and ATM signalling pathway in an in vitro differentiated C2C12 muscle cell model in response to E1CHA treatment.
Supervisor(s): Dr M Blignaut, Prof B Huisamen and Dr D van Vuuren
Project Title: Investigating Mitochondrial Dysfunction in vitro in the presence of oxidative stress and the absence of ATM.
Supervisor(s): Dr K Gabuza, Prof R Johnson and Dr S Windvogel
Project Title: The establishment of a non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) in vitro model using 3T3L1-conditioned media and HepG2/C3A cells.
Supervisor(s): Prof C Pheiffer, Dr S Dias and Dr S Adam
Project Title: Urinary microRNAs: A Potential Biomarker for Diabetes in Pregnancy.
Supervisor(s): Dr J Sharma and Prof R Johnson
Project Title: Evaluating ACE and AGT gene polymorphisms
(SNPs) contributing to hypertension in an African population.
Supervisor(s): Prof B Huisamen
Project Title: Evaluation of muscle cellular growth and ATM signalling in response to a rooibos extract (E1CHA) in male wistar rats.
Supervisor(s): Prof F Essop
Project Title: Does chronic stress trigger the development of oxidative stress in rat spleen?
Supervisor(s): Prof H Strijdom, Dr Frans Everson and Dr I Webster
Project Title: Investigating the relationship between markers of endothelial function and retinal microvascular geometric morphology in an HIV-negative vs. HIV (on ART) Western Cape study population.
Supervisor(s):Dr E Marais, Prof B Huisamen, Dr M Blignaut
Project Title: Evaluation of cellular growth and ATM signalling pathways in response to E1CHA in male Wistar rat adipose tissue.
Supervisor(s): Dr L Qulu
Project Title: Does the Exogenous Administration of Oxytocin Decrease the Adverse Effects of Paclitaxel on Visceral Organs in an Animal Model?
Supervisor(s): Dr S Dias, Prof C Pheiffer and Prof S Adam
Project Title: DNA methylation in peripheral blood: A potential biomarker for pregnancies complicated with diabetes.