Medical Physiology
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Division of Medical Physiology

​​​​PhD Students

  • Sana CHARANIA

Email: sana.charania19@gmail.com​
Qualifications: BSc Human Life Sciences (with Psychology); Hons MedSci (Pharmacology); MSc Medical Physiology
Research Group: Centre for Cardio-metabolic Research in Africa (CARMA)
Research Project: The relationship between carotid intima-media thickness, serum biomarkers of cardiovascular disease, and HIV-infection in a South African study population.
Supervisors: Prof Hans Strijdom
Co-supervisors: Dr Henry Cyster, Prof Nandu Goswami (Medical University of Graz, Austria), Prof Patrick de Boever (Flemish Institute for Technological Research, Belgium.
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  • Charnay Cunningham

Qualifications: BSc Medical BioScience (UWC), BSc (Hons) Medical Bioscience (UWC), MSc Nanoscience (UWC).
Research Group: Centre for Cardio-metabolic Research in Africa (CARMA)
Research Project: The impact of charged particle therapy on tumour angiogenesis.
Supervisors: Dr. Amanda Genis and Prof. Hans Strjidom​
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  • Bongekile SKOSANA

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  • Yoonus ABRAHAMS

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  • Melisse ERASMUS

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  • Tracey JOOSTE

Email: 15756262@sun.ac.za/ tracey.jooste@mrc.ac.za
Qualifications: BSc Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (SU); BSc (Hons) Genetics (SU); MSc Genetics (SU) 

Research Group: Biomedical Research & Innovation Platform (Cardiovascular Research Group)
Research Project: Identification of novel DNA methylation signatures in the development of cardiovascular disease.
Supervisors: Dr Rabia Johnson​, Dr. Erna Marais (Division of Medical Physiology, SU); Dr. Lawrence Mabasa (BRIP, SAMRC) and Dr. Carmen Pheiffer (BRIP, SAMRC).

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  • Asive MYATAZA

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  • Tembeka NYAWO

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  • Sangweni NONHLAKANIPHO

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