Medical Physiology
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Division of Medical Physiology

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​HonsMedSci Students

​Class of 2021​

Robyn WHITE (Class representative)

e-Mail: 21689237@sun.ac.za
Supervisor: Dr Sadie-van Gijsen 
Co-supervisor: Dr Kotzé-Hörstmann 
Collaborator: Dr van Jaarsveld 
Project: The Effects of Two Obesogenic Diets and a Green Rooibos Extract on Intracellular Fatty Acid Profiles and Metabolic Gene Expression in Rat Adipose Stem Cells.

Robin BOWDEN

e-Mail: 21725454@sun.ac.za
Supervisor(s): Dr Sylvia Riedel-van Heerden (MRC)
Project: Immunoglobulin A and Tight Junction Protein Expression in the Colon of Type II Diabetic Mice​.

Yushra DINNIE


e-Mail: 22127704@sun.ac.za
Supervisor(s): Prof H Strijdom
Co-Supervisor(s): Dr F Kamau and Dr F Everson
Project: Investigating temporal changes in body composition and the role of HIV-related parameters in an HIV-infected Western Cape population.

Hannah FOKKENS

e-Mail: 21992649@sun.ac.za
Supervisor(s): Prof R Johnson (MRC)
Project: Evaluating ACE and AGT gene polymorphisms contributing to hypertension in an African population.

Corné GROBLER​


e-Mail: 21555168@sun.ac.za
Supervisor(s): Prof B Huisamen
Project: The effect of Afriplex GRT on Sestrin 2 associated signalling in the insulin resistant hearts of rats.​

Barend GROENEWALD

e-Mail: 20697163@sun.ac.za
Supervisor(s): Dr N Chellan (MRC)
Co-Supervisor: Dr Yonela Ntamo (MRC)
Project: Characterising an in vitro predictive hepatotoxicity model.

Velmein HENDRIKS


e-Mail: 22165177@sun.ac.za
Supervisor(s): Dr E Marais
Project: Epac activation in fatty acid induced endothelial dysfunction (ED) cell model: A mechanistic approach.

Dr Steve JACOBS


e-Mail: 17184266@sun.ac.za
Supervisor(s): Dr G Maarman
Project: Investigating the involvement of pro-inflammatory, cardiac damage, and endothelial dysfunction markers in the progression of tuberculosis to pulmonary arterial hypertension.

Nicola LOUW


e-Mail: 21839891​@sun.ac.za
Supervisor(s): Dr B Skosana
Project: The effects of MDMA (3,4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine) on human sperm parameters.

Timony MILLER


e-Mail: 21732507@sun.ac.za
Supervisor(s): Dr M Blignaut
Project: Characterising an in vitro hyperglycemic cardiomyoblast model (H9C2) with GRT and E1-CHA rooibos extracts.

Yashthi​ RAMSUNDER


e-Mail: 21911886@sun.ac.za
Supervisor(s): Dr B Skosana
Project: Comparing the effects of Labetalol and Nifedipine on human sperm parameters in vitro.

Erin ROBSON

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e-Mail: 21907722@sun.ac.za​
Supervisor(s): Dr S Windvogel​
Project: Investigating the effects of green rooibos (Aspalathus linearis) extracts on liver antioxidant status in diet-induced obese male Wistar rats.

Sara SHABOODIEN​


e-Mail: 21304637@sun.ac.za
Supervisor(s): Dr G Maarman and Dr E Marais
Project: Investigating the involvement of oxidative stress and overall antioxidant status in Rooibos induced cardioprotection.

Cornél VLOK​


e-Mail: 21931755@sun.ac.za
Supervisor(s): Dr G Maarman and Dr E Marais
Project: Investigating the effects of Rooibos on mitochondrial bioenergetics and metabolism in a cardiomyoblast model of angiotensin-II induced hypertrophy and apoptosis.

Aimee WELMANS​


e-Mail: 21786127@sun.ac.za
Supervisor(s): Dr L Qulu and Dr M Blinaut
Project: Investigating gender-based differences to anaesthesia and associated stress-responses.


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