Animal TB
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Animal TB

Staff

 

 Prof Michele Miller has a PhD in veterinary Immunology and has worked as a clinical wildlife veterinarian at a number of zoos and as a conservation medicine researcher. She holds the NRF SARChI Chair in Animal Tuberculosis and her current research focus is the immunology, epidemiology, management and control of tuberculosis in animals and those aspects that impact the human-animal interface. Orcid: 0000-0002-5883-6076

E-mail:  miller@sun.ac.za

 


 

 Prof Paul van Helden has a wide interest in many fields of animal tuberculosis including the aetiology, molecular epidemiology, immunology and diagnosis. He has a particular interest in host genetic susceptibility/resistance to the disease.

E-mail:  pvh@sun.ac.za

 

 

 

 

 Prof Eileen Hoal has spent many years in the field of genetic susceptibility to tuberculosis in humans and has more recently developed an interest in wildlife susceptibility or resistance to M. bovis infections. Using next generation and Sanger sequencing, her current work has focussed on investigating novel genetic determinants of susceptibility to bovine tuberculosis in African buffaloes. 

E-mail: egvh@sun.ac.za

 

 

Dr Sven Parsons worked as a clinical veterinarian in private practice before doing an MSc in veterinary science and a PhD in Molecular Biology. His doctoral and postdoctoral work focused primarily on the diagnostic immunology of animal TB. Additionally, he has an interest in unusual members of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex which are isolated from various wildlife species. Orcid: 0000-0002-9033-9686

E-mail: sparsons@sun.ac.za