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Doctoral Graduations

J. Akazili (Public Health and Family Medicine)
Equity in health care financing in Ghana.

Supervised by Professor D. McIntyre

R.L. Benjamin (Human Biology)
Non-maximum entropy polymer elasticity, viscoelasticity and the lattice Boltzmann method.

Supervised by Professor B.D. Reddy

A. Bere (Clinical Laboratory Sciences)
Comparison of HIV-1 specific T cell immunity in the female genital tract and blood of HIV-infected women: Impact of in-vitro T cell expansion on HIV-specific T cell specificity, maturational status and functional complexity.

Supervised by Dr J. Passmore

A.M. Boulle (Public Health and Family Medicine)
The effectiveness and determinants of effectiveness of antiretroviral therapy for adults in the Western Cape Province of South Africa.

Supervised by Professor J. Myers and Professor G. Maartens

J.C. Bracher (Clinical Laboratory Sciences)
Expression and regulation of N-Myc downstream-regulated gene 1 in squamous cell carcinoma of the oesophagus.

Supervised by A/Professor D. Hendricks and Dr V. Leaner

T.M.H. Brombacher (Clinical Laboratory Sciences)
The role of Interleukin-4 receptor alpha on smooth muscle cells during helminth infection.

Supervised by Professor F. Brombacher and A/Professor L. Kellaway

G.L. Carvill (Clinical Laboratory Sciences)
The role of epigenetic factors in the pathogenesis of familial X-linked mental retardation (XLMR).

Supervised by Dr R.T. Goliath

K. Chatterjee (Clinical Laboratory Sciences)
A study of host genetic determinants of human papillomavirus (HPV) infection, cervical cancer and herpes simplex virus type-2 (HSV-2) infection.

Supervised by Professor A.-L. Williamson and Dr C. Dandara

I.M. Dambuza (Clinical Laboratory Sciences)
Investigating transmembrane TNF and transmembrane p55TNFR mediated signaling in host immune function during Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection.

Supervised by A/Professor M. Jacobs

B.D. Dobson (Human Biology)
Analysis of the expression pattern and functional role of Nogo-A and its receptor during optic nerve regeneration in the lizard Gallotiagalloti
Supervised by Dr D. Lang

J. Evans (Clinical Laboratory Sciences)
Investigation of the genetic basis of antibiotic resistance in Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

Supervised by Dr H. Segal

R. Galvaan (Health and Rehabilitation Sciences)
A critical ethnography of young adolescents' occupational choices in a community in post-apartheid South Africa.

Supervised by Professor S.L. Amosun and A/Professor L. van Niekerk

H.P. Gideon (Clinical Laboratory Sciences)
Studies on in-vitro reactivity to antigens of Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

Supervised by Professor R.J. Wilkinson and Dr K.A. Wilkinson

P.P. Gumbi (Clinical Laboratory Sciences)
HIV pathogenesis in the female genital tract during chronic HIV infection: the impact of inflammation, T cell memory differentiation status and homeostatic cytokines on mucosal T cell immunity.

Supervised by Dr J. Passmore

J.C. Hoving (Clinical Laboratory Sciences)
Investigating the role of IL-4/IL-13 and their receptors in ulcerative colitis.

Supervised by Professor F. Brombacher

M.T. Irurzun-López (Public Health and  Family Medicine)
Absorptive capacity to finance HIV/AIDS treatment in South Africa: where are the bottlenecks?

Supervised by Dr E. Sinanovic and Dr F. Booysen

T.A. Kellermann (Medicine)
A pharmacological investigation of South African lichens, desiccation-tolerant plants and the medicinal tree, Warburgia salutaris.

Supervised by A/Professor P. Smith

A. Kerrigan (Clinical Laboratory Sciences)
The functional characterisation of murine CLEC-2 and analysis of the expression of its ligand, podoplanin, on macrophages.

Supervised by Professor G.D. Brown

D. Keswell (Human Biology)
An assessment of molecular and cellular mechanisms involved in melanocyte migration in the skin.

Supervised byProfessor S.H. Kidson and Dr L.M. Davids

L. Lacerda (Medicine)
Role of tumour necrosis factor alpha (TNFα) in ischaemic and pharmacological postconditioning.

Supervised by A/Professor S. Lecour

V.B. Mavumengwana (Clinical Laboratory Sciences)
Mycothiol disulphide reductase as a drug target.

Supervised by A/Professor D. Steenkamp and A/Professor D.W. Gammon

P.E. Melariri (Medicine)
The therapeutic effectiveness of some local Nigerian plants used in the treatment of malaria.

Supervised by A/Professor P. Smith and Dr B. Campbell

E. Mukwevho (Human Biology)
Regulation of GLUT-4 expression in skeletal muscle cells: the roles of nuclear respiratory factor-1 and calcium/calmodulin dependent protein kinase.

Supervised by A/Professor E. Ojuka

D.J. Pepper (Medicine)
Clinical deterioration during antituberculosis treatment in a high HIV-1 prevalencesetting.

Supervised by Professor R.J. Wilkinson and Dr G. Meintjes

G.S. Petros (Public Health and Family Medicine)
The role of older persons in the management of HIV and AIDS: an assessment of their contribution and support needs in three South African provinces.
Supervised by Professor M. Ferreira and Professor R. Ehrlich

R.F. Rickard (Surgery)
Arterial microanastomosis with size mismatch. A trial of two techniques.

Supervised by Professor D.A. Hudson

Y. Shen (Clinical Laboratory Sciences)
An investigation into the use of lumpy skin disease virus as a vaccine vector for a potential HIV-1 vaccine.

Supervised by Professor A.-L. Williamson, A/Professor E. Shephard and Dr N. Douglas

L.J. Townsend (Psychiatry and Mental Health)
Risky sexual behaviour among men: HIV surveillance and risk reduction among men who have multiple female sexual partners.

Supervised byDr C. Mathews

F.K. Treurnicht (Clinical Laboratory Sciences)
Adaptive changes in HIV-1 subtype C proteins during early infection and their effect on disease progression.

Supervised by Professor C. Williamson

W.I. Wan Ismail (Clinical Laboratory Sciences)
Molecular basis of insulin resistance induced by antiretroviral drugs

Supervised by Professor T.S. Pillay

M.L.V. Watkins (Medicine)
Cellular immunity of naïve and BCG vaccinated neonates.
Supervised by Professor G. Kaplan 

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