Division of Molecular B​iology and Human Genetics

Rare Disease Genomics

​​​​ALUMNI​

Kimberly Coetzer​

MSc Human Genetics

Graduation: December 2022
(cum laude)

Project Title: Optimising a clinical whole-exome sequencing pipeline: diagnosing South African patients with osteogenesis imperfecta

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Dr Farida Essajee

​​MPhil Paediatric Neurology 

Graduation: December 2021
(cum laude)

Project Title: Utility of genetic testing in children with developmental and epileptic encephalopathy (DEE) at a tertiary hospital in South Africa: A prospective study​

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Samantha Bayley

​​MSc Human Genetics

Graduation: December 2021 
(cum laude)

Project Title: Hyperphosphatasia with Mental Retardation Syndrome in South Africa: Identifying a Recurring PGAP3 Variant"  





Lucpah Nekati

​​Intern

Lucpah completed her MSc at UKZN in 2021. She joined the RDGSA in October 2021 as part of the HSRC Internship programme. As part of the internship, Lucpah learnt general lab management and research assistant skills.