2015 / 2016 Trust Recipients



dr Justor banda

Dr Justor Banda

Internal Medicine, University of the Witwatersrand
Research Topic

Biomarkers in acute kidney injury due to contrast induced nephropathy.

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sylvia Kamanzi-wa

Sylvia Kamanzi-wa

Department of Human Biology, Division of Cell Biology, University of Cape Town
Research Topic

The role of the retinal pigment epithelium in spinocerebellar ataxia retinopathy: a study using induced pluripotent cell- derived RPE cells.

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dr nasrin goolam Mahyoodeen

Dr Nasrin Goolam Mahyoodeen

University of the Witwatersrand
Research Topic

The Cardio-metabolic aspects of Psoriasis.

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Dr Nolubabalo Unati nqebelele

Dr Nolubabalo Unati Nqebelele

Department of Internal Medicine, University of the Witwatersrand
Research Topic

Genetics of hypertension- attributed chronic kidney disease in black South Africans

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Reabetswe Pitere

Reabetswe Pitere

Department of Human Genetics, University of the Witwatersrand
Research Topic

Investigating known inherited cancer susceptibility genes in a cohort of black South African breast cancer families.

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Vernita Reid

Vernita Reid

Division of Medical Biochemistry, University of Cape Town
Research Topic

Investigating the GPCR-Gα12 protein network as tumour prognostic indicators in cervical cancer.

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Dr bala Waziri

Dr Bala Waziri

Department of Internal Medicine, University of the Witwatersrand
Research Topic

Biochemical and genetic markers of mineral bone disease in South Africans with chronic kidney disease.

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2014 / 2015 Trust Recipients



Megan Borkum

Dr Megan Borkum

Department of Medicine, University of Cape Town
Research Topic

Understanding the role of inflammation in promoting the metabolic syndrome, renal impairment and accelerated ‘ageing’ in a South African HIV-infected community-based cohort.

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Gregory Calligaro

Dr Gregory Calligaro

Department of Medicine, University of Cape Town
Research Topic

Cellular, immunological and transcriptional characterisation of COPD in south african hiv-infected persons.

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Muzamil Hassan

Dr Muzamil Hassan

Department of Internal Medicine, University of Witwatersrand
Research Topic

The Role of Circulating Endotoxaemia and Gene Polymorphism for Susceptibility and Severity of Cardiovascular disease in Chronic Kidney Disease Patients.

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Dr Dheshnie Keswell

Dr Dheshnie Keswell

MRC/UCT Research Unit for Exercise Science and Sports Medicine, Department of Human Biology, University of Cape Town
Research Topic

Adipose tissue oxidative stress and its association with insulin resistance.

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Prof Rajen Naidoo

Prof Rajen Naidoo

Occupational and Environmental Health, University of KwaZulu-Natal
Research Topic

Environmental pollution, in- utero epigenetic modification and adverse childhood respiratory health: a birth cohort.

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Dale Rae

Dr Dale Rae

MRC/UCT Research Unit for Exercise Science and Sports Medicine, Department of Human Biology, University of Cape Town
Research Topic

Understanding the interplay between circadian rhythms, sleep and non-communicable disease risk factors in South African female shift workers.

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Dr Karen Shires

Dr Karen Shires

Department of Haematology, University of Cape Town
Research Topic

Cancer/testis antigen (CTA) expression in multiple myeloma: A tool for monitoring minimal residual disease in multiple myeloma.

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Sarah Stacey

Dr Sarah Stacey

Department of Infectious Diseases, University of Witwatersrand
Research Topic

Investigation of the utility of ultrasound in the diagnosis and monitoring of disseminated tuberculosis; Observational study of cytokine profiles over time in HIV-TB co-infected patients.

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Dr Liesl Zuhlke

Dr Liesl Zuhlke

Department of Paediatrics, University of Cape Town
Research Topic

The Cape Town Adolescent Antiretroviral Cohort (CTAAC).

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