Medical Physiology
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Division of Medical Physiology

​​​PhD Students

Miss Sana CHARANIA

Email:
sana.charania19@gmail.com
Qualifications: BSc Human Life Sciences with Psychology; HonsMedSci Pharmacology; MSc Medical Physiology
Research Group: Cardiovascular Research Group
Project: The relationshiop 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), Prof Tim Nawrot (Hasselt University, Belgium)

Mr Frans EVERSON


Email: franseverson@gmail.com
Qualifications: BSc Biological Sciences; HonsMedSci Pharmacology; PGCE; MSc Medical Physiology
Research Group: Cardiovascular Research Group
Project: Air pollution and HIV/AIDS as Emerging Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Southern Africa
Supervisor: Prof Hans Strijdom
Co-supervisors: Prof Nandu Goswami (Medical University of Graz, Austria), Prof Patrick de Boever (Flemish Institute for Technological Research, Belgium), Prof Tim Nawrot (Hasselt University, Belgium)

Miss Tracey JOOSTE

Email:
15756262@sun.ac.za
Qualifications: BSc Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, BSc (Hons) Genetics, MSc Genetics (Stellenbosch University)
Research Group: Cardiovascular Research Group and BRIP Diabetes Research Group (SAMRC)
Project: Identifcation of novel DNA methylation signatures in the development of cardiovascular disease
Supervisors: Dr Rabia Johnson (SAMRC), Dr Lawrence Mabasa (SAMRC), Dr Carmen Pheiffer (SAMRC), Dr Erna Marais


Miss Asive MYATAZA

Email:
asivemyataza@gmail.com
Qualifications: BSc Microbiology and Zoology, BSc (Hons) Microbiology, MSc Microbiology (University of Fort Hare)
Research Group: BRIP Diabetes Research Group (SAMRC)
Project: Epigenetic regulation and modulating effects by GRT in skeletal muscle of obese, insulin resistant Wistar rats
Supervisors: Dr Carmen Pheiffer (SAMRC), Dr Tarryn Williams (SAMRC), Dr Shantal Windvogel, Dr Rabia Johnson (SAMRC)

Mr Zibele NDLOVU


Email:  
ndlovu.zibele@gmail.com
Qualifications: BSc (Medical Bioscience, University of the Western Cape); BSc (Honours) (University of the Western Cape); MSc (Herbal Science,Biochemistry) 
Research Group:  Cardiovascular Research Group
Project: EPAC’S (Exchange Protein directly Activated by cAMP) role in obesity-induced cardiovascular diseases
Supervisors:  Dr E Marais and Prof H Strijdom

Miss Melisse SCHEEPERS

Email:
melissescheepers@gmail.com
Qualifications: BSc Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, BSc(Hons) Biochemistry, MSc Biochemistry (Stellenbosch University)
Research Group: Cardiovascular Research Group and BRIP Diabetes Research Group
Project: Investigating DNA methylation patterns in LOXL2 as a potential predictor of diabetes-associated cardiac dysfunction
Supervisors: Dr Rabia Johnson (SAMRC), Dr Ebrahim Samodien (SAMRC), Dr Carmen Pheiffer (SAMRC), Dr John Lopes

Mrs Charlize WHITE


Email: 
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Qualifications: BSc, Hons BMedSci (Medical Physiology), MSc (Pharmacology)
Research Group:  Cardiovascular Research Group
Project: Protein phosphorylation in ischemia and reperfusion of the heart: a focus on protein phosphatase 2A
Supervisor:  Dr Derick van Vuuren