Stellenbosch University Immunology Research Group
Dr Léanie Kleynhans
Dr Léanie Kleynhans is a researcher with Stellenbosch University Immunology Research Group. She obtained both her undergraduate BSc and Hons BSc from Stellenbosch University before completing her PhD (upgraded from MSc) here in 2012. Her PhD centered around the effects of Medroxyprogesterone acetate (Depo Provera) on the immune response (specifically monocytes and cytokine secretion) to TB. She was also closely involved in the process of setting up an animal laboratory facility within the Immunology Research Group, which is currently in its final stages.
Léanie continues her interests in immune-endocrine interactions, working alongside Dr Ronacher on discovering specific endogenous hormone profiles in different TB disease states.
Léanie can be reached at