Animal TB group 2022
Back from left: Dr Tanya Kerr, Pamela Ncube, Dr Léanie Kleynhans, Dr Abisola Okunola, Dr Wynand Goosen; Candice de Waal, Pamela Ncube; front: Prof. Michele Miller, Rachiel Gumbo, Charlene Clarke, Rebecca Dwyer;
missing: Debbie Cooke, Maureen Kamau, Guy Hausler)
The Animal TB research program takes a multi-pronged approach to improve knowledge of the epidemiology, pathogenesis and immunology of bovine tuberculosis (BTB). This includes investigating the role of host genetics and immunology in susceptibility to BTB; the genetic diversity of mycobacterial pathogens and their impact on wildlife and livestock; and the development of diagnostic assays for numerous host species. The work incorporates a continuum of basic to applied research both in the laboratory and field.